Shelf Love
Wallpaper|September 2017

Fashion designer Oliver Spencer on backing bricks and mortar

Nick Compton

Oliver Spencer thinks a lot about what men are actually wearing and are going to be wearing in the future. He is largely in the business of providing live/work staples, well-cut casual wear for the creative classes. Actors, artists and architects are particularly loyal and it’s a very nice business, thank you very much. But he now sees a chance to address and dress a wider audience. The world of work is moving his way. ‘The suit is dead,’ he says. ‘I’m thinking about how menswear is going to change over the next ten years, what the new work uniform is going to be. I want to affect the way people dress and the way they are in the workspace.’

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