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A Taste of Cuban Luxury: Presented by Richard James

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Savile Row

Spring Summer 2017 Presentation—Review

I had the pleasure to be invited to Richard James Presentation at the Savile Row store in London. It was a delight to discover the Spring Summer 2017 Collection during the London Collections: Men, which took place between the 9th and 13th of June 2016.


This is a collection that instantly gave me the state of feel-good and dreaming of an era filled with adventure, courage, and style. Where could those be perfectly framed but in the 1950s Cuban landscape? All of these couldn’t stand alone without the British flair, the sense of heritage, the drive, the conduct, and it had to be instrumented by none other than Design and Brand Director Toby Lamb. The result: enchanting, impeccable summery suits and ensembles a gentleman yearns for.

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The “Dandy Kim” collection gives me a storylike atmosphere where delicate pinks, blues, and mint pastels lift the spirit in a most serene affair, leading us to almost forget we emerged from “a less innocent age.” Michael Dandy Kim Caborn – Waterfield’s “specialty” involves the marks of incisive bright neon accents of the same hues, which are the faithful remainders.


The collection is rich in details: shirts, pocketsquares, ties, all with refined but daring prints that cultivate the tropical Art Deco (and I have to mention the mesmerizing embroidery—handmade in London). This is a collection I can get lost in for endless exploration (and then get found in Havana).

“SS17 Dandy Kim” by Richard James—Savile Row is inviting us to discover the paths of a classic bad boy who seems to have insisted to write his own story and to whom the Cuban land was the ideal place for exploration of his nature. At least for a while…


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