Skin-tight red and white striped singlets, similar to those worn by his father in images pinned to Fletcher’s moodboard, sit alongside patent leather jackets with fuzzy sheepskin collars like those sported by his father in the ’70s Additionally, leather pants have wide hems, while shirts have high collars and striped shorts end at mid-thigh.
Elsewhere, there’s a football shirt inspired by a 1970s Manchester United kit that the designer’s crazy dad wore on match days, while Fletcher hired his close friend Tom Daley to knit a series of scarves from ultra-long football. “Tom also lost his dad a few years ago, so having him involved in this collection when he’s recently been a big confidant to me was really nice,” Fletcher said.
Fletcher also drew inspiration from Mick Jagger for the collection. “I’ve always had it on my moodboards, but with Autumn ’22 you can really see its influence,” he explains. Not only are there tight and cropped t-shirts and vests, but for this collection’s runway unveiling, Fletcher created helmets that mimic those worn on the Rolling Stones. Goat’s head soup album cover. Additionally, the suit jackets feature wide shawl lapels – a first for Fletcher – while the fitted tailored trousers and silky shirts are reminiscent of those worn by the old hips of snake itself.