London Collections Men

Topman Design’s Hommage to Northern Soul & ‘80s Indie for SS’16

June 24, 2015

Showing that it means big business in menswear, Topman Design traditionally kicks off London Mens Collections just as everyone is easing themselves into the vibe. The vibe of expectation between registering, greeting industry colleagues and discussing what shows you’re doing. It’s well timed in the schedule. You can’t really go wrong with a multi million […]

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Idris Elba & Superdry Hosted the Party of All Parties to Kick off London Collections Men

June 24, 2015

No one could argue that the Superdry Idris Elba launch party was hyped to excitement A+ levels. Big graphic invitations, emails and a spanking social media warm up aired the coming of the Idris Elba collection launch and the BIG party to open London Collections Men for SS’16. The weather was hot, the air was […]

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Davy Jones’ Rocker – ALEXANDER McQUEEN Spring/Summer 2016

June 22, 2015

The indicators so far have been that many designers believe that Spring/Summer 2016 may be tough going financially. Commercial defaults such as military, safari, and sparse, minimal sports luxe have been rinsed dry and new ideas or trends woefully thin on the ground. More than that, where London Collections: Men once looked ground-breaking, the lack […]

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Back To The Future–JW ANDERSON Menswear Spring/Summer 2016

June 22, 2015

You can’t say Jonathan Anderson didn’t warn you. The obvious step from that Autumn/Winter 2015 women’s collection, which reminded me so much of Eighties Freemans catalogues and Winona Ryder’s ghastly nouveau stepmother in ‘Beetlejuice’, was always going to be flouncy Duran Duran/ Pierrot proportions – or should that be A Flock of Seagulls, given the […]

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LACED UP – BURBERRY PRORSUM MENSWEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2016

June 22, 2015

Burberry’s catwalk shows are lavish events where mere mortals like us dream of pushing our faces against the glass to peek at the spectacle within. Except, for Burberry Prorsum’s Spring/Summer 2016 menswear collection, that spectacle was set outside, soundtracked by an up-and-coming male singer named RHODES, a British musician with cheekbones carved from marble and […]

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House of Fraser’s Menswear is Fine & Dandy for AW’15

May 25, 2015

Now that we’re on the run to kick off the next men’s round of shows for SS’16, it’s sometimes hard to forget we are still in May and AW’15 is yet to launch, dropping in store in Mid July. That’s the problem with writing about both men’s and women’s fashion. You have all the ready […]

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Maxmara Resort 2016 – London

May 20, 2015

We know that Pre Collections, Cruise, Resort, Pre-Spring/Fall, call them what you will, are big business for design houses. One – there’s a need for newness by those who can afford to buy, two – they stay on the rails longer and three – they sell more ergo make more money for the designers. We’ve […]

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Marks & Spencer launches David Gandy for Autograph Swimwear Collection

May 19, 2015

Let’s face it. The weather’s been drearsville so it’s up to Mr Gandy to lift our spirits. And our heart rates. David Gandy, the epitome of English elegance, always be-suited and dapper than the best of the best is the go-to figure, quite literally in his case, of many brands and publications. (Well he would […]

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Chutzpah’s Barometer

May 8, 2015

LOVING David Gandy for Autograph swimwear – Who else could put the sex back into Marks & Sparks’ trunks apart from the Gandy Candy? Launching in June 2015. Roisin Murphy ‘Hairless Toys’ – Roisin’s long-awaited new album finally arrives. Check out lead track ‘Exploitation’ HERE. London Pre Collections – The British Fashion Council gets behind […]

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FASHION STATEMENT – Matthew Miller’s ‘Born to Fail’ collection

May 7, 2015

The thing is, fashion and politics used to come hand in elegantly gloved hand. Think back to the Eighties and Katharine Hamnett’s slogan T-shirts, Comme Des Garcons’ Hiroshima chic or even Margaret Thatcher’s power-suits, so emblematic of The Establishment. Even Franco Moschino, long before Jeremy Scott turned his house into an outpost of Mattel, was […]

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