"Tailoring shapes you and structure gives shape." according to American designer Tim Hamilton who focused his new collection on tough silhouettes. Referencing styles from the twenties and thirties Hamilton focused on military and utility clothing. Warrior models stormed their battleground catwalk as truants, soldiers and laborers. Fabrics, Hamilton's usual forte ranged from soft wool, silk and cashmere to harsh leather and rubber. Jackets came with detachable straps while aprons and corsets lay under blazers to provide protection. At times clumsy, heavy fabrications, including laboured leather, were somewhat overworked, even over designed, but more successful were graphic asymmetric lapels on sharp modernist jackets. Hamilton's dark side is strong - but a lighter touch would be a welcome and suitable direction for a designer who originally designed with such a sensitive approach.
Warrior models stormed their battleground catwalk as truants, soldiers and laborers.