Despite being a girly girl most of the time I’m always pleasantly surprised by the London menswear scene, especially during London Collections Men. This season, LCM SS16, I was struck by the variety of style from colourful prints to all black and everything I saw was wearable- I was even imagining some pieces in my wardrobe. There is always a buzz in the air during LCM as it gets more established each year and gets closer to the status of London Fashion Week, although many people prefer LCM. The usual faces such as Tinie Temper, Labrynth and David Gandy were around supporting some of the UK’s best emerging menswear designers & heritage brands. On a random note I was luckily given late entry, after initial refusal, to a show after the doors closed as some celebs arrived who security allowed to be late (5 mins to be fair) at Maharishi- if any one knows who they were (black guy with dreads and a small crew) send them my thanks- would have been gutted if I missed it!
The lovely Ada Zanditon at the Ada + Nik presentation & me wearing jewellery from my boutique Realm of Treasure.
Caption this – Ada with Nik Thakkar and models
My first time trying black Water- by BLK
The Maharishi Finale
The bar at the Belstaff presentation where I binge drank Moroccan mint tea to the extent I didn’t even spot David Gandy!
Only 3 shades of grey but loved Grey – Scale’s use of my favourite non colour at The Hospital Club exhibition
Time flies and it feels like the last London Collections; Men was just yesterday. SS15 kicked off this weekend and ended yesterday. I was in NYC for the start and had to go back to my day job on return so couldn’t attend as much as I’d like but I eagerly followed reports of show from the likes of Burberry, Alexander McQueen, E Tautz and A Sauvage. Luckily I was able to attend a couple of shows and a presentation and since I had such a fun holiday (blog coming soon) it was the perfect way to combat the usual holiday blues- which I’ve not yet experienced and that’s a first!
Casely Hayfords second LCM show was very different from its first with darker colours, more muted prints and geometric shapes, but was equally amazing. Once again there was a star studded front row including Florence Welch, Daisy Lowe and cast from Made in Chelsea.
La Corde D’or show included an eclectic mix of quality tailoring with a twist and cool sports chic looks. I’m still lusting after the electric blue raincoat- I have a penchant for stylish English weather appropriate pieces!
The Lewis and Leigh presentation showcased designs from Beau Homme, Clara Martin and Chelsea Bravo. I love how the bold pieces stood out against the backdrop of the whitewashed room appropriately named the Icetank in Soho.