Edward Sexton presented his fall 2008 collection for women and men during the London Fashion Week in February 2008.
"The individual wears the clothing; the clothing doesn’t wear the individual," is the code to read the collections of London born and in the Savile Row based "Maverick Master Tailor" Edward Sexton. Sexton is legendary: he dressed Twiggy, The Beatles and Mick in the Swinging Sixties.
For the fall 2008 collection Edward Sexton was inspired by
30s glamour with the kick of contemporary London street fashion and the suprising edge of Sexton 60s heritage.
“It's all very elegant, very Thirties and Forties - which have always had an influence in my work,” explains Sexton. “I've taken those details and incorporated them into a modern lifestyle collection. I want guys to dress like they're taking a woman out for dinner – gentlemanly. The women’s collection may take from the style of the men’s but it’s truly feminine, classic at heart but with a sexy, contemporary feeling,” Sexton adds.
photo right: Edward Sexton himself on the runway at his show
“You can take the boy out of the row, but you can’t take the row out of the boy,” Edward Sexton
Want to strut like Mick Jagger or deal like Rupert Murdoch? Exude the cheeky wit of Twiggy? Or the regal poise of Jackie O? Edward’s head to toe style
suits the ones who have a sense for fashion.
photo left and above: Women's Wear Fall 2008, Edward Sexton Fashion Show
Each stitch contains classic English eccentricity! Techniques include sculpting shoulders and arm holes to express fluid movement, and romancing the details (lapel shape, button stance, grosgrain ribbon trim and horn buttons on a double vested breast are killer tweaks, et cetera). Even the untrained eye will be able to recognize the superior silhouette and unparalleled precision of Sexton style.