Over the last 6 months London Collections Men has evolved into London Fashion Week Men’s. The aim of the move initiated by the British Fashion Council was to “recognise its equal importance to womenswear” and if you look at the stats it makes perfect sense. The men’s clothing market grew by 4.1% in 2015 and is expected to rise a further 22.5% by 2020 (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016). The 10th edition of the showcase was opened by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who called it “a truly international celebration of fashion, design and creativity”.
In case you missed all the action we’ve pulled together our favourite looks from the 4 day event. It delivered a perfect blend of graduates, emerging and established designers showcasing everything from high fashion to ready to wear so there should hopefully be some inspiration for everyone.
We love Liam Hodges’ signature oversized t-shirts for their strong graphic imagery. The aim of the collection inspired by punk, militia and hip hop was to ‘take something quite normal and make it beautiful’.
The Astrid Anderson AW17 collection is a seamless blend of luxe athleisure and nineties nostalgia. We particularly liked the oversized embroidery on loose velour sweatshirts.
Sibling are a 3rd Rail favourite and we’ve really enjoyed working with them on screen printed garments over the last 12 months. Their vibrant colour and pattern combinations explored through print and knitwear contribute to consistently exciting collections season after season.
The KT2 AW17 collection comprised of heavily decorated monochromatic clothing with an urban silhouette. The patch heavy outerwear really stood out as did the embellished caps and printed sweats.
Another designer who we’ve been working with recently is Phoebe English. The label prides itself on attention to detail and finishing creating clothes which are beautifully constructed from luxe fabrics.