London Collections: Men (Day 3)

Tuesday 18th June 2013. The third & final day of the June 2013 London Collections: Men event. The last of the collections gave the event a great ending. The designers showing their collections on day 3 were the following:

  • Shaun Samson
  • Paul Smith
  • Pringle of Scotland
  • Fashion East Menswear Installations
  • James Long
  • Baartmans and Siegel
  • Christopher Raeburn
  • Christopher Shannon
  • Burberry Prorsum
  • Nicole Farhi
  • Chester Barrie
  • E. Tautz
  • Matthew Miller
  • Xander Zhou
  • Nasir Mazhar

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As you can see from the past three days, is that the smart casual look is going nowhere (Woop woop)!

Shaun Samson impressed not only the ladies, but everybody, with their newest collection. Paul Smith’s new suits gave us a hunger for formal wear. Pringle of Scotland made a tartan triumph. Fashion East Menswear Installations a great colour combo. James Long used a range of different fabrics & materials to make black magic. Baartmans and Siegel created formal wear that looks great for any occasion. Christopher Raeburn mixed neutral colours with a bright blue to give a fresh look. The wet look of the Christopher Shannon’s new collection gives a new flair to everyday wear. Burberry’s latest Prorsum collection looked classy, colourful & smart while at the same time casual. The collection went down a treat with the audience & I personally love every look from the show. With the frequent use of white in their collection, Nicole Farhi created a clean & fresh look. The S/S 14 Chester Barrie collection was made up of colours complimenting each other. The newest E. Tautz collection looked great with its fitted formal wear. Matthew Miller went back to black by colour co-ordinating some of the pieces in their collection. Xander Zhou mixed genders by using a suit (with shorts) & a garter like band. Nasir Mazhar used a soft shade of pink to give a simple yet stylish touch to their newest collection.

And with that, we await the next of the London Collection events!

I’ll be back soon, but for now, bye!


London Collections: Men (Day 2)

Another day, another load of collections exhibited! Day 2 of LC:M proved another wonderful one, full of current trends, new trends, big designers & more up & coming ones!

The second day of the major event unveiled collections from the following names:

  • J.W. Anderson
  • Jimmy Choo
  • Hunter Gather
  • Margaret Howell
  • Orlebar Brown
  • Sibling
  • KTZ
  • YMC
  • Christopher Kane
  • RAKE
  • Richard James
  • rag & bone
  • Katie Eary
  • Martine Rose
  • Alexander McQueen
  • Savile Row & St James’s
  • Oliver Spencer
  • CP Company
  • Hackett London

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Day 2 of LC:M proved lace, animal prints are among the trends that would appear to be remaining big in the world of fashion.

J.W. Anderson’s androgyny rocked the runway. Jimmy Choo’s animal print looked the image of perfection. Hunter Gather showed us the brilliance of neutral colours. Orlebar Brown showed stylish simplicity of sportswear. Knitwear, denim & prints were the eye-catchers at the Sibling show. KTZ foundĀ their way with aged looking map prints. YMC’s spots added a new flair to their newest collection. Christopher Kane’s CGI was picture pixel perfect. RAKE’s looks used fabrics that gave the pieces a fab finish. Richard James unveiled noteworthy neutrals. Marvellous monochromes were the key looks in the ragĀ & bone collection. Katie Eary’s “flamingo massacre” (as named by all) turned heads! What will it be called? Fleopard print? Lemingo pink? Martine Rose restored the aged rocker look using distressed looking materials. McQueen’s vision in white. Using lace & a periodic style suit, Alexander McQueen revived Britain’s history! Savile Row & St James’s soft colours created style & sophistication. Oliver Spencer reinvented the suit by doubling it up as a canvas! The CP Company gave outerwear a new, stylish touch. Hackett London gave “the businessman” a new look by giving a more casual touch (still looking sophisticated!).

If you would like to look at the highlights from day 2 at London Collections: Men, please click the following link —>

For now that’s all from me, however later on this week I shall be posting the third & final part of the LC:M 2013 mini series!

London Collections: Men (Day 1)

Ok, so this is the first of a three part mini post collection based on London Collections: Men. The event spans for three days (this year it is Sunday 16th June – Tuesday 18th June 2013) showing collections from some of the biggest designers & up & coming ones. It is also the place to notice what will be trending soon in the fashion world!

The first day of LC:M kicked off to a great start & saw collections of the following brands:

  • Lou Dalton
  • John Smedley
  • Kay Kwok
  • Dominic Jones
  • Topman Design
  • Hardy Amies
  • Astrid Andersen
  • Jonathan Saunders
  • Mr Start
  • Lee Roach
  • Hentsch Man
  • Richard Nicholl
  • Gieves & Hawkes
  • Agi & Sam
  • Spencer Hart

LCM - Day 1

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As we can see, some of the trends used in the collections are ones that are already big currently. Trends such as monochrome colour, pastel colours, gold & the smart casual look are staying firmly where currently are!

Lou Dalton’s dry, distressed look had intriguing prints. John Smedley had sporty turtle-necks. Kay Kwok caught eyes by mixing sandals with reinvented formal wear. Dominic Jones opted for the less is more look with his fantastic new jewellery. Topman revamped the cowboy look. Hardy Amies’ mixed patterns at the top of the Gherkin. Astrid Andersen’s mix of fabrics & shapes interested all. Jonathan Saunders gave classic items a new edge with two-tones, prints, patterns & fabrics. Mr Start’s classy looking collection comprised of formal & casual wear. Lee Roach’s jackets & coats gave the “tied round the waist” look a new flair. Hetsch Man’s “cool men” sported the aging rocker look by chatting & drinking beer in the funky S/S14 collection & their mass of head & facial hair. Richard Nicholl used shades of colour, transparency, prints & wet look materials to create a stylish collection. Gieves & Hawkes delivered a collection stylish suits. Agi & Sam used soft colours giving their collection a fun look. Spencer Hart made used monochrome to make formal magic. He added pastel colours to give fun & variation to their S/S14 collection.

If you would like to see the highlights of day 1 or just more in general follow this link —>

Tomorrow I’ll be posting about day 2 of LC:M so would love to hear your opinions on the event!