London Collections:Men Nutters x Peter Werth
The historic Cafe de Paris near Piccadilly Circus, once the haunt of Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson, was turned into a Northern Soul venue for the debut show of the Nutters collaboration with Peter Werth.
The small parade of professional models in the show was upstaged by a crowd of real soul boys who showed their dramatic dance moves to classic Northern tracks like If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely) by The Precisions [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1P5JGOQdeg]
After a few solo tricks, the lads – a great-looking bunch, other casting agents please note – filled the floor for a joint display of Northern dancing.
Nutters was the label of Tommy Nutter when he was at his most influential in the early and mid-1970s, which is just about the time Peter Werth started his eponymous men’s casualwear label.
The Nutters name has been revived by David Mason, who also owns the rights to Anthony Sinclair, tailor of the early James Bond.
Looking for a partner to take Nutters to a wider ready-to-wear audience, he settled on Peter Werth, which is now owned by JD Sports. Judging by the look of the styles on the catwalk-cum-dance floor, further investigation is recommended as this looks to be a really good fashion collection.
Anyway, the show had the best-looking models (real blokes, but interesting individuals) and the best soundtrack by far of the London Collections:Men mini-week.
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