The past three weeks has seen runways galore as the world of men’s fashion presented the latest and greatest for the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2019 season. From London to Milan and Paris, it was a little closer to home in South Yarra, Melbourne that we saw the next trend cement its position. This year, its all about burnt umber and ’70s streetwear.
What is umber you may ask? Think soft brown, ochres and maroons, and with this pairing, Australia’s Calibre is opening up a new repertoire of accessible style, titled “WALK YOUR TALK”. Already known for its classic sartorial styling which sees essential pieces in a range of variations, the homegrown brand is upping its street game with a new offering of old school streetwear made for the modern gentleman, presented on the runway last night.
Alongside essential suiting styled with a twist, all eyes fell on the more relaxed nature of the collection, a different approach for the 30-year strong company. From suede Harrington jackets, buttoned turtlenecks, faux-fur coats and longline blazers, Autumn/Winter 2019 was given an extra touch of ’70s styling with brown tones, check patterns and bursts of cool greens to offset the Autumn colours. Contrasting the initial looks however, Calibre rounded out the collection with ’00s tailoring, and in turn banishing the standard dress shirt for 2019.
Finishing off the looks for modern appeal, chunky sneakers, leather bum bags and even printed t-shirts made a welcomed appearance as well as oxfords and refined workwear bags – quintessential to the heritage of the brand.