London Collections: Men kicked off the Fall/Winter 2015 menswear fashion fare earlier this month with a newly expanded schedule. The four-day affair brought an array of talent, both the fresh-faced and the familiar, to the British capital’s showings. In true London fashion week spirit, designers delighted with an eclectic mix of aesthetics as they sent a plethora of looks down the runways. From otherworldly outfits pulled straight out of films and storybooks to the 1970s dapper dandy – we saw it all. Here’s a round up of the shows you wish you were seated front row at.
A bohemian rhapsody of densely coloured layered fabrics painted in authentic prints (camouflage, paisley and floral) and mixed with tailoring were presented at Burberry Prorsum.
Luxe outerwear pieces casually thrown on top of streamlined charcoal trousers exuded varsity charm at Coach’s debut menswear collection.
John Ray brought us back in time with a collection built mostly around corduroy. Taking the cue from contemporary painters of the 1960s, Ray sent plenty of high-waists in relaxed cuts, braces and plush knits down the runway.
Jeremy Scott’s fun spirit manifested itself in oversized denim and fur outerwear drenched in colors and animal prints.
Models marched down the runway in Sarah Burton’s take on military uniforms. Variations of army green and air force blue blousons, featuring a floral patterned woven into a tabard, formed the backbone of the collection.
Thuggish skinheads dressed in mostly monochromatic outfits took over the runways at KTZ. Patches, bowler hats, suspenders, chinguards and thick-soled mutant creepers added touches of bad-assery to Marjan Pejoski’s mostly monochromatic creations.
Metallic body parts printed onto t-shirts, tube knitted brains fastened onto sweaters and stitches on jeans that hinted at surgical scars brought us into Eary’s whimsical clinical laboratory.
The seventies cowboy uniforms got a modern update at Zhou’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection with leather jackets lined with fringe detailing, deconstructed denim draped over shirts and outerwear decorated with fur patchwork.
A marriage of unlikely pairings: suits and sportswear, houndstooth and leather, evening wear and trainers came together in a monochromatic presentation.
Pattern of 3-D cubes in different forms – a jacquard in a suit and shattered graphic on oversized tees took centre stage in the slick, clean tailored pieces Kane offered.