Bobby Abley showcased his Autumn/Winter 2018 collection at London Fashion Week Men’s 2018 recently. The showcase includes pieces inspired by Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes.
Bobby is known for his unique charm, wit and humour, blending nostalgic and playful imagery with a contemporary menswear design. Launching his namesake label in 2012 and receiving a place on the prestigious MAN catwalk for the inaugural London Collections: Men, he is one of the breakthrough menswear names of recent years.
The London-based designer’s colour and virbrant collection Bobbyland is populated with colourful characters from the world of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes including Road Runner, Sylvester and Speedy Gonzales Bobbyland welcomes everyone both international and interplanetary – including Marvin the Martian who appears on his own Legal Alien sweatshirt.
Colour and texture are key to the collection with brightly-hued oversized plaid shirts and pleated tailored trousers, and knitwear splicing Looney Tunes graphics in clashing tones.
Outerwear includes faux fur trimmed padded bomber jackets and roomy parkas in neoprene and mohair adorned with jewels. A signature Tweety Pie sweatshirt is embellished with hand-applied marabou, and fluffy Bugs Bunny inspired dungarees are worn with a bunny ears bandana and gold grill.
Looks are topped off with baseball caps and bucket hats trimmed with braided tassels and shells, while duffle bags coordinate in fabrics from the collection.