London Collections: Mohsin Ali A/W’13

So So Gay were lucky enough to be personally walked through the Autumn 2013 collection from Mohsin Ali by the designer himself.

The offering – a mix of grey, black, white and yellow – is made entirely in the UK and is the fifth season Ali has created clothing under his own name.

There have been collaborations with outerwear specialist Hancock, as well as a project with luggage brand Globetrotter.

The designer is incredibly down to earth for a talent with such an impressive CV. Graduating from The London College of Fashion in 1999 ‘Mo’, as he introduced himself, worked in both Paris and Milan before returning to London to launch his label.

Autumn 2013 is inspired by the martial art Taekwondo. The use of constructed shoulder and belt elements throughout are simple details with a large impact. Every shirt is white, to create a uniform effect throughout the looks.

Oversized t-shirts, creating a silhouette with volume, are dramatic but in a simple way. This is a look we’ve seen in many collections over the last two days. We predict a big trend here. We also fell in love with a light grey coat.

The upcoming Summer 2013 collection provides the same level of quality but with a bit of colour. Orange is the stand out hue, appearing in shorts, jackets and tees.

Mohsin Ali currently has no UK outlets, however, we think after this week that is set to change.

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