The London Collections: Men started yesterday (or Thursday night things kicked off, rather) and I would give various body parts to be anywhere near London right now, or have the time to slack off for a few days to take the new camera out for a spin. And by spin, I mean 800 photos, judging by my past Fashion Week attendance history. You know that one of my greatest pleasures in life is well dressed boys, so I couldn’t very well pass up the opportunity to talk about one of the most prestigious events in the men’s fashion calendar.
I’m not crying that much.
Spanning 4 days, there will be 37 presentations and 32 catwalk shows at the 3 London locations, showcasing the best of British (and a bit of extra) talent. I’m most excited for Alexander McQueen, Coach, and JW Anderson, because, um, Alexander McQueen, duh – always will be iconic, no matter who is at the head now – and JW Anderson is interesting. Blurring the lines between womenswear and menswear is so much more fun to see than a lot of others. Ultimately though, my heart lies with the versatile street style of the attendees. And the models backstage.
**as with all fashion weeks I don’t attend, photos are not my own. **
From The Sartorial Guide:
Regardless of gender, accessories are important – details draw the eye in lots of different directions and add to an outfit as a whole. Sometimes the detail is in layering, lines of an outfit, or the number of rings you can stack on your fingers.
Winner of the tallest hair prize? Toni Tran’s quiff is no joke, neither is the jacquard pattern coat (matching socks!!) paired with the green tartan trousers. That coat though, I’m hoping that the zips adjust the length a la 90’s cargo trousers (you know the ones), because that would be epic, and certainly justify a probably hefty price tag.
Tartan seemed to be order of Day 1 – possibly the entirety of this season – judging by the sheer amount of people swanning about in it. I’m really loving the shirt this gentleman has on here, the low collar really adds a modern twist to suit, along with those gloves.
This is a ridiculously simple, yet highly effective and awesomely strong outfit. Kilt, check, leggings, check, hi tops, check, colour pop, check. A strong base outfit is such a must, you can go anywhere with a look as long as you have a good base. Skirts and Kilts only ever seem to make it into the male wardrobe on the streets of Britain when it’s a fashion event – unless you’re Scottish – but it’s always nice to see them.
Any surprises so far? Well, the sheer amount of pink on the Sibling runway – though from the invite, I guess it isn’t the pink that is the surprise… more the sheer amount of it? Thumbs up, to be honest.
Disappointments? I’m not even going to talk about the Topman coats.
It’s only the end of Day 2 and I am already so excited for Fashion Week in February. Have any of you been keeping up with London Collections: Men? If you enjoy mens fashion then I definitely suggest checking it out, and if you’re in the London area and have time to pop down to some of the venues I highly recommend it! Or, you know, if you want to go purely for the pretty visuals. Because there are some hella pretty visuals. I’m stopping myself from drowning you all in pictures of my three favourite models walking this season – barely.