Of all of the characters in all the films in all of Hollywood history, I have chosen Woody from Toy Story as my A/W 18 muse. Yes, really. Back in January, whilst browsing my favourite Covent Garden vintage store, I found myself reaching for a decidedly Western-inspired horse-print shirt. Then, a few months later, I nabbed a cow-printed suede coat that would not look out of place in a Spaghetti Western.
The obsession was officially set in motion and gaining momentum. For example, my next two purchases were a denim shirt and a red neckerchief. Fast forward to summer 2018 and the high street was awash with Woody-inspired pieces—from cowboy boots and fringed jackets to checked shirts and dark denim. The concept that had been creeping into my wardrobe over the previous months had finally crystallized.