Being one of my all time favourite designers for his quirky, dorky, kitsch style, I always know I will have fun at Jensen. Famous for his distinctive retro prints and androgynous flavour, I was looking forward to seeing the theme for this season. Monochrome suiting for ladies, granddad shirts and flat men’s loafers in satin and leather were teamed with floral oversized men’s blazers. Flowers were abundant, printed in a range of colours on both men’s and womenswear. A slogan emblazoned on one of the t-shirts made me chuckle out loud, “AS QUEER AS A CAT’S FART”. This slogan is representative of Jensen’s usual bonkers collections, but I feel this one was more accomplished and somewhat more grown up. A nod to the silliness of seasons past came in the form of painted fruits and bunny shaped badges. The Jensen girl is a charming tomboy with sporty good looks and a waspy attitude!
The Jensen menswear collection was geeky, sporty, and downright cool. Simple block colours in reds, browns, and dark greens were used to create hooded mac jackets, tailored long shorts , worn with monochrome plimsolls and daz white socks pulled up high. Some more zany creations included a totally floral men’s suit and plaid check blazer in acidic tones. The Jensen boy is the kind of boy that everyone secretly wants to date!
At some points Jensen is definitely growing up in his designs, but in true Peter Pan style the collection is still laced with more than a dose of the good old Jensen humour.