All You Need To Know To Make Sure You’re So Not Last Season
London Men’s Fashion week never ceases to amaze. It showcases the finest in men’s fashion and this year it’s going to be even bigger. 77 designers are on the schedule this year, that’s 67% more the inaugural 2012 week and up seven on January.
Brands such as Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, and Burberry will be revealing their latest collections with press and buyers from right across the globe all touching down in the UK capital for the event beginning on June 12.
So here’s all you need to know about for next year’s Spring/Summer season.
Print Is Making Headlines
Beware. Prepare. And you’ll be just fine. Prints are expected to take over everything over the next few seasons, with floral motifs dominating the high street.
This one in particular is actually part of the Alexander McQueen autumn/winter range this year, but we liked it so much we had to throw it in. The poppy pattern portrays duty and democracy, a key theme in Sarah Burton’s – creative director of McQueen – collection.
Not Smart, Analogue
The smart watch has arrived and all of a sudden they’re meant to be the height of technology. Not fashion however.
Whilst they are highly functional, they don’t look sophisticated or stylish, but rather bulky. A stylish Skagen mens watch (one of my favourite watches) or large faced analogue designs will add to an outfit, rather than stand out like a sore thumb. And nobody likes a sore thumb.
You’ll see more chronographs make their way onto the market, and you can expect plenty to be flashed around over the next few days.
The 1930s may have been the golden age of glamour for women, but the gents were also looking pretty sharp too, and we can expect it to influence the runways significantly ahead of SS16.
Brands such as Post Overalls are updating workwear from the prohibition era and turning it into rather a breath of fresh air.
There are plenty of brands out there inspired by similar ideas and it will no doubt transfer onto the catwalk in London.
Be At One With Nature
The earth tells a powerful tale. It’s landscape moving from one extreme to the other. The wind. The rain. The sea. They’re all going to play a part in men’s fashion over the coming months. When the likes of Alex Mullins, J.W. Anderson, and Craig Green show off their collections, we can expect nautical and natural themes.
Of course there’s plenty that will surprise us too. It’s going to be a great week in London for fashion week and we can’t wait for it to get started and see who are going to be big hits, and who are going to be sure-fire misses next summer.
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