Patterns on Patterns: Alex Huang’s Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

With influence from 1920’s style menswear, Alex Huang’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection brings together button-ups and oversized coats in a mash-up of classic patterns.

Argyle, houndstooth, plaid, Prince of Wales check—the London-based designer celebrates the patterns of old from a modern perspective with each look in this latest line. Classic prints are livened up with shades of blue, turquoise, and yellow alongside texture-heavy materials. Giving the patterns a further update, Huang plays with the scale and proportion of the prints—blowing up plaid and enlarging argyle.

Full of tradition with its many tailored pieces in standard patterns, the collection keeps fresh by introducing color and volume to the garments. Pairing stripes with checks on time-honored collared blouses and cropped wide-leg trousers, the frenzy of patterns makes for a very non-traditional effect and brings a laidback sensibility to otherwise clean-cut looks.

Photography courtesy of Alex Huang