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 and styles from the UK’s best designers.

    Whilst the boys in Brazil were struggling through the World Cup, here in London, we were focused on spotting the most talented up-and-coming designers and key Menswear trends.

    We noticed the focus has definitely shifted away from the formal tailoring to a more relaxed approach. We also saw a lot of denim, floral and stripes dominating the catwalk.

    One of the highlights of the week came from the new creative director of Moschino, (new to the London schedule) Jeremy Scott with his debut menswear show. Scott 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 it 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 for the creation of tracksuits, styled with a classic 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.

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  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

    As a company that’s known for its silk, we can’t help but notice the rise in the use of it in designer’s latest menswear collections, and we are not referring to the subtle silk satin fronts of the classic black tie waistcoat, discreet suit linings or Hugh Hefner style dressing gowns. It's as if Mr Miami Vice has made a comeback, but this time he isn't just sporting the contemporary incarnation of the silk shirt, he's alsp got the silk suit.

    But when silk is in the hands of design geniuses such as Haider Ackerman and Maison Martin Margiela, this beautiful cloth is given a dash of attitude with bold florals or roaming animals prints against a backdrop of tattoos and suddenly there’s something cleverly cool about it. Look at Shantung and Taffeta for a sharp, crisp suit and if the idea of this trend still makes your heart race, then maybe start with a slightly more so