London Collections ; Men has gone from strength to strength since its first provisional starting three years ago, however, in that relatively short period of time has a snowball, attracting major fashion houses and creative emerging from every corner planet. The style spotlight turned to the boys this week as London Collections: Men were launched – and with it came many eyes to see in and out of the gateway. See our favorites from the streets of the capital here. London has always been one of the world’s fashion capitals, however, was last year with the announcement that Burberry would be launching their exclusive menswear collections in London showed how important it has become a show. Sunday, July 16 saw the opening of the expected London Collections: MEN SS14, and it was everything we expected and more.
A single set of the best talents in contemporary design showcased alongside menswear labels established with decades of sartorial pedigree; It was the biggest show of men’s fashion in the British capital to date. Shows were received in the studios and exhibition spaces in the city, with the seat of the British Fashion Council Hospital Club hosts some of their own collections. Throughout the three-day event in London was flooded inside and out with trends and style gurus alike, the discovery and promotion of the best of men’s fashion worldwide. As always there are two different sides of the series, two different schools of thought on what a fashionable man should use.
For spring / summer 2014, London Collections: Men has offered a dizzying parade of good collections, JW Anderson and Richard Nicoll for Burberry and Paul Smith. But it is not only the catwalks. It’s not even about the star-studded front row, led by Mr. David Gandy, himself. On the street, ELLE noted the arrival of ridiculously well-dressed (and girls) men. With summer here and thoughts of sun penetrates much of the British crowd, tailoring was light, both in material and color. While some, like Chester Barrie chose – successfully – the brightest threads of the Riviera, this was an issue that many chose tailors, including Hardy Amies and Dunhill – although in the case of the latter in a darker palette usual. The long-term residents at No.1 Savile Row, Gieves & Hawkes also declined a British route par excellence, but rather more coastal.
Monochromatic with touches of navy blue, the palette is a contemporary update of a British classic. However, the main focus of the measure was only that tailoring. Men have embraced color in recent seasons of summer like never before, which is particularly appropriate for ringtones high octane canary yellow and orange dominate the collections presented in the LC: Jonathan M. Saunders to Agi & Sam, highlighter shades made their presence felt in the form of both tailoring and separates. While most brands can be placed in one field or another, the collection of Alexander McQueen crossed the two.
Reinterpreting patterns more normally are found in the first row, and the level of precision and finely cut silhouettes to match training camps at the end of the designers of the same name, Sarah Burton’s latest is anything but traditional. If McQueen began the slide on the side of high fashion, Moschino led torch. With an investment of almost over the top of many iconic logos and styles, Moschino runway collection was not exactly art, but he has a sense of fun, trying to reinterpret the industry. JW Anderson went for a more androgynous style.
A central axis of LC: M, the designer used apparently bourgeois women as inspiration for his menswear. A strange starting point, but one guessing her slightly twisted collection beautifully. A confident showman after all to dress their essentially male models, as middle-aged women is needed. The Burberry show was, as always, one of the major attractions of the event.
Now launch exclusively at LC: M was the first time anyone in the audience had seen the collection, which proved to be worth the wait. Inspired by the words written, covers of old books and the work of author and travel writer Bruce Chatwin, who was delightful, almost bordering capricious. It consists of jeans, leather jackets and boots, styles seemed straight out of the 1930s in the southern United States.
While it was actually a little sample of the tailoring sharpness, was overshadowed by the appearance of the double denim in a collection, as a whole, seemed more at home in a drive-in cinema in a bar luxury.With a wide range of designers from both sides of the garment / couture line, it is easy to see why London Collections: Men has become one of the most important fashion events in the world.