Thursday night saw us head to Coggles in York for the Plectrum by Ben Sherman Autumn 12′ collection installation and launch party. The Coggles team is continuing to use its York stores to host events and they are hoping to experiment with these spaces even further in the future. The 3 stores in York really do represent a one of kind opportunity, with each one individually lending themselves to a vast array of possibilities.
The Plectrum offering for Autumn 2012 is entitled ‘Mod Meet Rocker’, two of the most iconic and imitated genres in youth culture. Ben Sherman explores this collision of legacies and attempts to realise this as a meeting of minds instead of two separate identities. The end result is an inspired and well considered combination of ideas, and in our eyes, their strongest collection to date. The formal clean tailoring of the Mod scene is entwined with the bold, combative definition of the Rocker-something that is engrained throughout the collection. Our pick is the Deadwood Heather knit, a quality flecked knit that will last the test of time and can be worn with anything- and at £85 is definitely worth investing in.
Experimental outfit Laurel Collective’s Plectrum session made the event even more special. Tipped as ‘one to watch’ by the likes of Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq, the London based six-piece played an acoustic set of their newly released debut album via Tape Club Records. Although we had heard of them, we hadn’t actually listened to their music, but were rather impressed with their quirky and engrossing sound and energy.
A special event in a great venue with good friends, countless bottles of Saint, listening to good music and surrounded by great clothes- we could go on and on but what more could we really ask for? We’d like to thank Coggles, Laurel Collective and the lovely team from Ben Sherman for a great night.
To shop the collection, head over to Coggles.com.