Marks & Spencer’s in-house design team worked closely with Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel, the designers behind the menswear label, to craft pieces inspired by futuristic architecture, with a focus on texture, structure and innovation in the fabrication. This is evident in textured knitwear and wool boucle, such as in bespoke Prince of Wales checks and a colour palette of black, charcoal and navy.
“Marks & Spencer has such a history in quality menswear, and working with the in-house design team has been an exciting experience for us,” explained the designers. “We’re looking forward to seeing [the pieces] in stores up and down the nation.” James Doidge, the retailer’s menswear head of design, added: “Amber and Wouter are renowned British designers who are widely recognised for their craftsmanship and love design, and after seeing their work we knew they would be a great fit for us.”
Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel are Dutch/English fashion designers who met whilst at fashion brand Viktor & Rolf. They share a belief in dynamic and imaginative design, innovative garments and beautiful craftsmanship and are known for their use of texture and sharp tailoring with a focus on fabrics that intrigue, and that are crafted into distinctive shapes. Since launching their own menswear label, Baartmans & Siegel in 2010, they have showcased at London Collections Men, been nominated for the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize, and seen their collections stocked in multiple stores globally.
Wool pieces from the Baartmans & Siegel collection for Marks & Spencer.
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