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London Collections: Men – Highlights from the AW16 Showcase

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.

Branded Sweatshirts

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.

Branded Sweatshirts LCM AW16
Branded sweatshirts spotted at LCM by (from left to right) Astrid Andersen, Nasir Mazhar and Barbour.


Yellow Ochre

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.

Yellow Ochre and Mustard at LCM AW16
Pop of colour. Mustard tones featured heavily in the CMMN SWDN, Coach and Oliver Spencer collections.


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.

Printed Monochrome Shirts at LCM AW16
Block colours are offset with black and white printed shirts at YCM and Universal Works.


Oversized Knits

Forget fitted, it’s all about baggy jumpers to your knees that render gloves redundant.

Oversize Knits at LCM AW16
Casual cool. Overiszed knits ruled the catwalks and are seen here at Agi & Sam, Oliver Spencer and J.W. Aderson.


Midi Overcoats

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.

Trench Coats at LCM AW16
From colourful to muted the midi overcoat is the dominating outerwear silhouette. From left to right Moschino, Mackintosh, Universal Works and E. Tautz.