Sir Tom Baker showcased his SS18 ‘Brutalism’ collection at the infamous 100 Club, with a taste of rock ‘n’ roll tailoring. Setting the scene in a compact basement club with its prestigious musical history, Sir Tom Baker displays his signature classic cuts and Savile Row training. The theme of the collection stems from 1960s Brutalism; a true representation of his technique, fit and design philosophy.
The show kicked off with its powerful rock music selection featuring songs like ‘Highway to Hell’ by rock band AC/DC, showing the idiosyncrasy of the models and the designs – particularly through the juxtapositions of metal and print. Monochromatic colours featured across the looks, with edgy makeup and heavy tattoos showing Sir Tom Baker’s house style of the accentuated jacket and clean trouser line – displaying his interpretation of rock rebellion and flexibility in his designs. Baker’s approach to brutalism exhibits traditional British bespoke tailoring and his supervision of architectural movements which continue to inspire fashion. Bold, monumental, and on the whole, a deadly serious style.
Words: Dayna Dibua
Photographer: Paolo Steve