Saturday, 11 January 2014

London Collections Men

Unfortunately, due to work and the joy that is night shifts, I pretty much missed all the goings on around LCM. So just in case you missed it too, my weekend has been spent trawling the internet and absorbing all the collections shown, and here is a round-up of my favorites.

1. Alexander McQueen
By far my favourite collection for Autumn Winter 2014, Sarah Burton has done a fantastic job creating an edgy, luxe menswear collection that oozes style and sophistication. I loved the styling with the feathers in the hair and the bold graphic shapes created by both the surface decoration and the bold silhouettes.

2. Alan Taylor
One of Selfridges 2013 Bright Young Things, Alan Taylor showed as part of the Man Show. It is no surprise he was chosen as an up-and-comer by Selfridges, as his design talent is clear in his Autumn/Winter collection. He combined greys and blacks with pops of faded neons to give a fresh take on classic mens tailoring.

3. Topman Design
That baby blue coat. I need that coat. It is coat perfection. This season's Topman Design collection took a sombre direction, taking influence from the workmen of the docks. A collection that gave otherwise practical clothing a high fashion twist, and still stayed true to the Topman Customer. 

4. E. Tautz
In all honesty, not a designer I would claim to know much about,  but a collection that spoke to me from the moment I saw it. The beautiful fabrics, the slick, clean styling and that fantastic silhouettes put together an incredibly covetable collection in dark yet rich tones of black, teal and warm copper.

Honourable Mentions
James Long, Agi & Sam, Craig Green, Sibling, Bobby Abley

So, this Autumn/Winter is all about high-shine, rich metallics, gorgeous knitwear, oversized boxy silhouettes, graphic prints, clashing textures, monochrome with a flash of colour and perfectly styled tailoring. I hope you're as excited for next winter as I am!

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