1. Emerging trends from London Collections: Men SS15

    Emerging trends from London Collections: Men SS15

    Over the past week I attended London Collections: Men SS15 to check out the latest trends, styles and collections from the UK’s best designers.

    Whilst the boys in Brazil were struggling through the World Cup, here in London we were being treated to a fantastic range of Menswear.

    Menswear’s focus has drifted away from classical tailoring. With a few exceptions, there was hardly a suit in sight - streetwear and more casual attires dominated the shows.

    One of the highlights of the week came from the new creative director of Moschino (who are new to the London schedule) Jeremy Scott with his debut menswear show. Jeremy used a lot of 90s inspired colours and an American pop sensibility with a collection that will undoubtedly have his fans queuing round the block when the collection becomes available later this year.

  2. London Collections: Men Day 3

    London Collections: Men Day 3

    Day 3 started back at Victoria House with the Sibling show. Sibling is a design group of three designers -  Sid Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCerry,

    The show featured luxury knitwear mixed seamlessly with high quality faux fur collars to create a truly extravagant high end result.

    Sibling also seemed to incorporate a lot of animal prints such as leopard print for the creation of tracksuits styled with a classic looking denim jacket.

    Moving on to something different, the Baartman and Sigel show did not disappoint. Baartman and Siegel is a luxury menswear label that is trying to shape the landscape of contemporary menswear by providing fine craftsmanship and imaginative designs.

    The models wore high

  3. London Collection: Men AW14 - Day 1 and 2

    London Collection: Men AW14 - Day 1 and 2

    This week I attended London Collection: Men AW14, a three day menswear event equivalent to fashion week which is now in its fourth season.

    Day 1

    Not knowing what to expect first up was Astrid Andersen, the Danish graduate of the Royal College of Art,  Astrid is famous for creating sports clothing using hip –hop references whilst using more feminine materials and colours such as baby blue lace.

    As the show kicked off it did not let down, with most of the models wearing Astrids classic ‘Astrid’ logo-ed tops it the blue lace overlays tops that really stood out. Along with tracksuits in high quality Italian wool, Astrid seems to make luxury street style work.

    Day 2

  4. Silky Smooth

    Silky Smooth

    Being a company that’s known for it’s silk, we can’t help but notice the rise in the use of it in designer’s latest menswear collections. It’s a bit of electricity mixed with a metropolitan feel. Its as if Mr Miami Vice stuck his finger in a plug socket.

    But when taken under the wings of big names such as Haider Ackerman and Maison Martin Margiela, the look is given a dash of attitude, and a drip of tattoos and suddenly there’s something cleverly-cool about it. Maybe that’s my inner Hugh Hefner talking, you decide. Look at Shantung and Taffeta for a sharp, crisp, look.