Floods and rain may yet abound, but we have resolved to take solace in the fact that in spite of it all, the days are getting longer and the nip in the air is slowly abating. Which means, crucially, that we can start looking to SS14 to invigorate our drab winter wardrobes.
And with its heady mix of colour, graphic prints and hearty dose of sunshine inspiration, Orlebar Brown’s latest collection OB Goes to Monaco is right up there on our wishlist. Jostling for pole position as the most colourful of the London men’s collection, the Monaco Grand Prix-inspired range is a thrilling throwback to the glamour days of Riviera racing, with racer strips, bold block colouring and photographic prints adorning classic designs.
Expect Chicane yellow, Riviera blue and Marshall orange, all set off with striking typography reminiscent of 1930s travel posters; it couldn’t be more aesthetically enticing. We defy you to look at it and not yearn for a little holiday on the Côte D’Azur. And the chaps at Orlebar couldn’t have picked a SS14 theme more appropriate to the brand’s whole philosophy. À la Ralph Lauren, they not only sell chic polos and suave trunks, but also the lifestyle to go with it – and a pretty appealing lifestyle at that. Think seaside character and Monaco’s yacht culture, with a touch of fast-track Formula 1 style. Swoon.
OB Goes to Monaco at Orlebar Brown, 178 Westbourne Grove, W11 2RH; orlebarbrown.co.uk