We adore Wood House’s backstory. Its designer, Julian Woodhouse, is primarily a manager in the U.S. Army who likes to create a fashion-forward men’s collection in his spare time.
The influence that could be seen throughout his spring lineup was the 1920s flappers. The key element that he seemed to pick out from the clothing of that era was the defining volume and movement. The accessories the models wore reflected traditional fashion of the 1920s. Hats of all variety were added to complete an outfit’s aesthetic.
The 1920s is always a hard era to find influence from for men’s wear, without just resorting back to tuxedos. The designer commented on the collection’s influence by saying “I wanted to explore how to tie that into men’s wear.”
The interpretation resulted in high-waisted pleated cropped pant with zipper detailing, elongated sleeveless tees and silky flowy coats.
A classy art deco element seemed to govern the collection seen through bold prints on bomber jackets and suits.
With this victorious collection, Woodhouse may need to trade in his army boots full time for a sketch pad and pencil.