Eclectic and tasteful, our guest playlist this month comes from one of London’s finest, Oliver Spencer.
Self-taught, Spencer left art school to run a stall on Portobello Market. He now has four London stores, including two in Lambs Conduit Street. His range is also available in Liberty’s and Selfridges as well as online from Mr Porter.com.
Music is clearly integral to Spencer’s creativity. He has previously namechecked Damon Albarn and Nick Cave as style inspirations and has installed Zeppelin Wireless speakers in a number of his stores. His recent A/W16 collection, ‘When rock rolled with afro beat’, was inspired by legendary drummer and travelling wild man, Ginger Baker.
Recently asked if he had any style advice for Spring, he answered: “Mixing smart and artisan to make something eclectic.” From the joyous funk of William Onyeabor through classic Carole King to the sharp skank of The Specials, we think this could equally be describing his playlist:
B1 – New Zambian Music
Carole King – It’s too late
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t she lovely
Rudimental – Waiting all night
William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb
Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker Live! – Black Man’s Cry
David Gilmour – The Girl In The Yellow Dress
TV on the radio – Quartz
Florence & The Machine – Delilah
David Bowie – Changes
The Specials – Too much too young
Carly Simon – You’re so vain
Get inspired by our other guest playlists.