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January in London means menswear, as London Collections: Men hits the capital. This is always a highlight of out year – working with a mixture of the best respected Menswear tailors such as Gieves and Hawkes, to the freshest talent in menswear design, such as Sean Suen.
It was a tumultuous week, with a fast paced shows in the busiest schedule this season has seen yet, and the tragic news on David Bowies passing spreading over the last day of shows.
Have a peek at our behind the scenes pictures of the LCF, Coach, Margaret Howell, Gieves and Hawkes, and Sean Suen.
We loved these gorgeous leather accessories at Coach – Dino’s, buckles, and key rings
The everlasting cool of Margaret Howell…
Gieves and Hawkes took place upstairs at their shop at Number 1 Saville Row, and we were surrounded by the uniforms of the Queens person guard, the Honourable Corps.
Sean Suen was shown through GQ China, and commemorated the news of the late great Bowie by ammending their body art plans.
LCM & MARGIELA
Each season LCM, or London collections men, grows, and proves more and more than menswear is deserving of its own schedule and spotlight. This season LCM was really diverse; from MA student shows full of promise, to the established greats reminding us why they are great – Pringle, McQueen, Burberry. Some of our personal favourites were the suave gents seen on plinths at Gieves and Hawkes, hair slicked back and head to toes in immaculate black. Sibling was a riot of pink knit and monsters, and we are unashamedly partial to a bare chested fur clad Moschino man.
And there was Margiela and the dizzying heights of couture, punctuating the end of a week of fashion with a flourish. John Galliano’s first Artisanal Womenswear Couture collection surprisingly held in London did not disappoint. It was as if a Margiela aficionado and a die-hard Galliano fan’s dreams had merged and come to life – drama and construction, blood red and calico, and so much adornment. All these images are from Style.com, the unbeatable resource for fashion shows around the world, however there were another 24 looks not yet shown online. We hope they are soon, because these final looks were deconstructed dreams – especially that bride.
Other images Vicky Kear
Charlie Casely-Hayford, and the things that make him Swoon
Casely-Hayford‘s clothes are a lesson in how to combine streetwear with formal wear. The father and son designer duo present collections that are a delicious clash of tailoring and streetwear, see their recent collections here, and our images from backstage this season here. They are one of our favourite shows to be backstage at during L:CM, with a relaxed, friendly yet somehow electric vibe. We asked Charlie Casely-Hayford for a few of the things that make him swoon.
Lockwood Umbrellas – lockwoodumbrellas.com
I love handmade crafted products and these rare umbrellas are handmade in London by two former craftsmen from James Smith and Sons umbrella makers.
The New Remastered Led Zeppelin album
It was the inspiration and soundtrack for our recent SS15 catwalk show and it wakes me up in the morning,
Heinreich Dinkelaker Brogues
The shape of the last is a best of Italian and English – Heinreich Dinkelaker brogues are the perfect shoe and will last a lifetime. Each one is handmade.
La Residencia in Mallorca
My favourite place to go post-fashion show where I can re-energise and start thinking about the next season.
Blanc eyewear – sunglasses
Highest quality sunglasses around. These Sunglasses are made in Japan in the same factory as Tom Ford, but still remain a quietly kept secret…. and they work perfectly with my suit and boots.
LC:M Menswear fashion week
Boys Boys Boys…
London Collections: Men is still gathering pace, and this was the biggest menswear fashion week yet. Highlights included Jeremy Scott at Moschino, who paraded a mix of girls and boys in a trashy clash typical of his playful style, and the ever exquisite Casely Hayford, with their effortless blend of tailoring and streetwear. Oh and the incredibly beautiful boys!