There are some places in London that you would never access if fashion week was not here to give you a hand. On Sunday morning, first day of this 3rd London Men Collection, Hardy Amies took us to the last floor (39th to be exact) of the emblematic Gherkin building, situated within the financial district of the city, where the stunning view on the whole city emphasized the sleek-and-chic collection Claire Malcolm and Mehmet Ali came up with for next Spring Summer. Coral, kaki and strawberry contrast with more understated navy and deep blues, grey and off-white tailored suits, knitted jumpers and elegant handbags.
Hardy Amies SS14
Rising designer Jonathan Saunders once again proposed a daring and audacious collection in which cuts were kept simple and enabled a deeper focus on fabrics and prints. Bright lemon, neon green and red degradé straight pants, biker jackets and trench coats are teamed with high tech silk-Lurex blend polka dot shirts and smart polo shirts, the whole collection accessorized with clutches and bags developed in collaboration with Smythson.
Fashion East and Topshop once again presented their MAN collections, or rather Men, if you consider the fact that three young talents got the opportunity to present their work to the international fashion industry present this day in the Old Sorting Office, one of the venues rehabilitated for the occasion. Bobby Abley took the childhood path and presented a sportswear / Teddy Bear collection that included shorts, sneakers worn with high socks and leather crowns, as if to remind us that our child soul will always be the king. Alan Taylor used tweed and linen in his deconstructed and layered outfits, which were showed in tones of grey, white, black and light purple. Craig Green closed the show with a haut-en-couleur collection which once again rather belonged to the art than fashion scene, such as the outfits (and sculptures they came with) were full of creativity and imagination.
Lee Roach’s minimalistic collection featured draped t-shirts, straight pants, caps and pure lined bags presented in black, cream, dark navy and a colorful orange/beige/off-cream military print, while Gieves&Hawkes proposed suits and leather accessories every Gentleman would adore.
Gieves & Hawkes SS14
Spencer Hart funky-inspired outfits (a subtle mix between classic tailoring and relaxed shapes in tones of deep blue, grey, black and white) woke everyone up, just in time for the incredible party thrown by Jimmy Choo and Esquire in the posh Mayfair neighborhood (celebrities such as David Gandy, Kerry Washington, Jesse Metcalfe and Sarah Ann Macklin were present), where the shoe brand presented some of her menswear daring and chic creations.
Jimmy Choo Men Collection