The stylish Englishmen just wrapped up another season of menswear shows with the best of British menswear at display. Let’s take a look at some of the looks that caught my eye and really made me sit up and take notice.
Christopher Shannon: I love this ‘graffiti loving’ menswear designers are going through. It’s meaningless yet so statement making. Approved!!
E. Tautz: Trend alert, colourful silk/satin scarves. Wear them with suit, wear them with dinner jacket, compliment the scarve with a pocket square or shoes; countless directions to go. Explore!
Gieves & Hawkes: Two things I love about this look: how it’s so simple yet so striking and the rusty olive green colour of the whole ensemble.
Hackett London: Dark colour palette, a little bit of pattern mixing topped off with a fish herringbone patter scarf, a cool accessory but the best part is that hint of colour via a silk pocket square. This is exactly how modern men ought to dress.
huntergather: Seemingly, it’s a boring all black suit but it is a lot more than that. The way it has been closed off with a giant safety pin is a stroke of genious something you get to see very often on London runway. And the giant pocket square might not be everyone’s cup of tea but the lesson to be learnt here is that printed pocket square is the way to go with plain ensembles.
Kent & Curven: Kickass jacket in the most beautiful (read manly) shade of green.
Lee Roach: Black and brown have never looked so good together. Also some super edgy leather on display.
Lou Dalton: I am not the biggest fan of denim, it’s too pedestrian for my taste but if you want to go for denim then that’s how you do it.
Louis Leeman Paris: So pretty I can’t describe it in words. If I had to choose one piece from all LCM shows, I would choose these Louis Freeman tassel loafers.
Mr Hare: Nobody makes shoes like these damn Britishers. It looks like liquid jewels.
Paul Smith: Florals are cool, you just gotta find the right pattern like this Paul Smith jacket.
RAKE: Pocket square guys, pocket sqaure! They are your friends, just give them a chance.
Topman Design: Loving the combo here. Secret to menswear dressing lies in 20% individual pieces and 80% styling and pairing them appropriately.
Alexander McQueen: Black and gold will never get old specially when it comes in form of these very fashion forward geometric patterns.
Burberry Prorsum: Burberry’s collection received mixed reviews. I loved the collection for the most part, only thing I found off putting were net undershirts models wore to the runway but I loved the rest. Intricate brocade detailing, woolen rug, kitschy tribal prints, over sized orchid bags and the silk scarves. This collection had so much to offer in terms of individual menswear pieces. Styling threw me off a bit but I am sure Christopher Bailey has good reasons for doing what he does so well.
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