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.
Jeremy Scott closes the Moschino show
Next season relaxed tailoring will be one of the biggest trends. Margaret Howell, who showed her incredible collection on Day Two, had a lot of wide leg naval trousers using fabrics such as cotton and linen as well as a lot of hand knitted jumpers all under the relaxed and effortless tailoring approach.
Relaxed tailoring at the Margaret Howell show
Another prevalent trend for SS15 is the use of stripes and checks. Without a shadow of a doubt next summer the English man will be wearing stripes and checks. Hackett London sent its models down the runway in their polo-inspired show with wide stripes and large checkered linen and wool suits.
Duchamp, Casley Hayford and Tiger of Sweden, who showed their collection for the first time in London this season, were all also ambassadors of the check and stripe look.
Duchamp models in beautiful three piece suits
The colour yellow seems to be one that will be making a strong appearance for SS15. Yellow was on display in the form of suits toned down with printed blue shirts at A. Sauvage, as well as used sensibly on jumpers and trousers at Chester Barrie and Turnbull & Asser. Yellow was perhaps most outrageously used as a full tuxedo at the Moschino show.
Yellow suit with a printed shirt at the A. Sauvage show
One of the highlights of SS15 has to be the Riviera collection from Chester Barrie. The Savile Row English tailors collection includes dusty blue jumpers and sharply cut blue sports jackets with bright white buttons creating a look perfect for walking along the Côte dAzur.
The Riviera collection by Chester Barrie
As London Collections Men closes its doors for another season one thing is certain, menswear has come along way this season with the man of SS15 wearing bright colours and a lot more print.