London Collections: Men drew to a close yesterday after a weekend of showcases, catwalks and celebrity appearances. Though only 4 years young the event has firmly established itself as one of the key dates in the international menswear calendar “emphasising both the creative and commercial importance of British brands and emerging talent”. For anyone thinking ahead and seeking inspiration for their own collection here’s an overview of the key trends that have dominated over the last 4 days and which will determine what you’ll be wearing come September 2016.
The bold text and logo formula is clearly still a winner. The updated take on this trend will see statement and slogan tops being replaced with branded sweatshirts and hoodies.
A continuing obsession with early 70’s fashion is responsible for this being the signature colour of AW16. From outerwear to accessories, it’s going to be everywhere.
Printed Monochrome Shirts
Patterns take a step back in favour of block colours but if you are going to go down the printed route its all about a flash of monochrome to complement muted layers.
Forget fitted, it’s all about baggy jumpers to your knees that render gloves redundant.
Duffel coats and puffer jackets are replaced by a more classic cut. The modern take on this style is falls below the knees and is relaxed in fit.