While Hamilton's inspiration may have been space age, the clothes were successfully grounded and relevant for the season ahead.
For his second outing in Paris Tim Hamilton's collection was, according to the show notes, "Coated in intergalatic dust." The cosmic references were in relation to the sparkle that adorned much of the streamlined silhouettes that have come to define the designer's expertly considered aesthetic. Loosening up from his strict and slim tailoring signature, Hamilton deconstructed his clothes to present a new take on formal clothing, creating a collection that was almost relaxed. Fabrics were coated in wax and vinyl while hand detailing ensured the hand tailored finish was not lost. Sheer fabrics and fine knits were layered over short trousers and prints resembled the shapes of craters. The long t-shirt trend was evident as were tails flowing from beneath jackets. Hamilton's difference is that his refined handling of cloth and expert attention to a pared down silhouette ensures his clothes have a special and uniquely delicate sensibility. His clothes and predominantly youthful in their vision but are wider reaching in their appeal. While Hamilton's inspiration may have been space age, the clothes were successfully grounded and relevant for the season ahead.