Universal Works Subtly Revamps Workwear Staples for Spring Summer 2017

The first drop of the new Universal Works collection will be arriving in store and online soon… Regulars will be well aware by now that the collection does not change simply to be new.  Universal Works does what it does best; workwear staples. This season they have revamped their uniform by exploring various inspirations from all things […]

The first drop of the new Universal Works collection will be arriving in store and online soon…

Regulars will be well aware by now that the collection does not change simply to be new.  Universal Works does what it does best; workwear staples.

This season they have revamped their uniform by exploring various inspirations from all things revolution: mid-century Cuba, the influence of the anti-establishment Beat movement in the USA and the graphic design work of Saul Bass with the key feeling being drawn from a collection of photographs taken by Magnum photographer Burt Glinn that captured the turning point of Cubas revolution.

 

Now, merge together this influence and design with a mix of military and workwear style; a blend of army supplies and oversized, but well tailored, civilian clothing.  Try combining and layering fits that are both casual and practical; team wide-legged oversized trousers of varying lengths with chore coats, four pocket and point collar shirts that reference the clothing of the Cuban rebels and Havana locals.

The print motif of a revolutionary styled fist and Caribbean palm pattern, sums up the contrast between the ideas of revolution and the beautiful paradise of Cuba – and most of all its people.  Expect boldly screen printed patterns adorning tees, sublimation printed jackets and beach shorts.

Keep checking back as more Universal Works will be landing online throughout the season.  In the mean time, check out the lookbook below.

 

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Published by Kate Simmonds

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