Cool and collected
The AW20 collections from Ted Baker will allow you to usher in the new season with style
Beloved British brand Ted Baker has just released its AW20 collections, and while it’s hard to imagine dressing for cooler weather at the height of summer, these exciting ranges will inspire you to start planning your wardrobe sooner rather than later. We take a look at the men and womenswear collections for the upcoming season.
Juxtaposing eveningwear and athleisure, AW20 champions sleek and simple silhouettes, giving the overall collection a contemporary feel. With a lot of texture (think statement knits, satin, pleats and leather separates) and pattern (florals, polka dots and animal prints), there is a sense of contrast, which is further emphasized by a palette which features bold highlights in the form of rust, mustard, lime and navy alongside more muted shades.
Outerwear is relaxed and light, with a focus on sleek separates that serve as perfect building blocks. Accessories, likewise, are simple and seasonal – also with a focus on texture – and range from a woven basket style tote with matching clutch, to a canvas tote with leather trim.
Encouraging adventurous mixing and matching, AW20 is all about colourful and complementary combinations. An updated direction inspired by traditional African wax prints and statement contrast colours cues a current feeling via an array of jersey, shirting and tailored linings, where the eclectic pattern is countered by sleek silhouettes. Stripes as always offer a timeless feel to the collection and feature in pieces ranging from jersey and linen shirts, to a fine pinstriped linen blazer.
Colour wise – subtle khakis and stone shades are complemented by bold fresh orange, lemon, fuchsia and royal blue, and hints of lilac, duck egg and peach soften the palette.
Accessories are simple yet luxurious and epitomised by an exotic faux croc leather doctor’s bag, available in black, brown or vibrant orange.