Highlights From London Collections: Men


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.

London Collections Men In A Nutshell

Burberry Prorsum
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.


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Luxe outerwear pieces casually thrown on top of streamlined charcoal trousers exuded varsity charm at Coach’s debut menswear collection.


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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.


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Jeremy Scott’s fun spirit manifested itself in oversized denim and fur outerwear drenched in colors and animal prints.


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Alexander McQueen
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.


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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.


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Katie Eary
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.


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Xander Zhou
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.


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Tom Ford
A marriage of unlikely pairings: suits and sportswear, houndstooth and leather, evening wear and trainers came together in a monochromatic presentation.


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Christopher Kane
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.