RICHARD JAMES IS TURNING JAPANESE WITH
AUTUMN-WINTER 2019 COLLECTION
Richard James Savile Row unveils its ready-to-wear collection for Autumn-Winter 2019 inspired by the vibrant, neon bright lifestyle of Tokyo in the 1980s. Each piece in its array of suits and separates vibrate with the hum of the Japanese capital’s technological innovations from that era captured in dazzling tones of neon pink, lime green and turquoise set against softer base colors of burgundy, deep green, East Sea blue and concrete grey.
Circuit board and origami prints bring to life 18th-century woodblock-era Japan as elegant touches to shirts, pocket squares, ties and cashmere silk scarves. Bouclé degradé knitwear provides texture and reassuring warmth, and doubles down on style with a vortex weave wool bomber, padded Nehru jackets, honeycomb knits and super-soft suede shirt jackets.
Tailoring provides a range of new, wide-lapelled and of-the-era double-breasted jackets and fully cut, tapered-at-the-ankle trousers. Outerwear comes courtesy of oversize belted Raglan-sleeve coat.
A veritable newcomer to Savile Row, Richard James first opened in 1992 before moving to its present location at No 29. Its line of accessories, including belts, wallets and cufflinks, were introduced in 1996. A year after its 25th anniversary, the label crossed the pond to open a New York city flagship store at 461 Park Avenue.
Today, loyal American fans can get fitted for suits: bespoke (from $5,000) or made-to-measure (from $2,500), or avail of a wide selection of ready-to-wear, outerwear, and accessories showcased in the 2,260 sq ft shop.
Images from the collection courtesy of Richard James:
05 Blue/black modular flannel wool blend jacket with hot pink Swiss poplin pleat-front cotton shirt, midnight lux velvet trousers, pink neck and pocket silk squares and black patent leather Walton slip-ons.