London Fashion Week Mens Collections Day 2
Our second day of these menswear collections started with Margaret Howell’s show in the designer’s studio a few streets away from Oxford Street, the largest shopping street in London where thousands of fashion savvies converge every day in search of a unique piece of clothing that will lighten their wardrobe. The designer showed an easy to wear black, gray, beige and navy collection among which pieces the designer renew each season, such as large coats, baggy pants and thin knitted tops.
For those who would not have watched the movie West Side Story, I found a way to catch the atmosphere of the iconic musical just by having a look at the collection Sibling came up with: 60’s inspired overalls in dark denim, graphic print grey and white shorts and tees, but also more modern net-like tops that could not really be worn without anything under it but that brought a touch of 21th century to the show.
Christopher Kane decided to hypnotize his audience with graphic prints which provoke vertigo if you dare staring at them for too long and used them on shorts and jumpers he proposed in tones of black and white, green and black. Monochromic looks were also showed in tones of Klein blue, yellow and magenta.
Some designers are not scared of anything is this is what make their strength. This is the case of Katie Eary who this season decided to go full on colors: bright red and orange on t-shirts, shirts, pants and swim trunks. A flamenco print was used on some pieces and featured as the strongest creation of this collection.
Sarah Burton once again exceeded herself with the menswear collection she presented close to the emblematic Kings Cross station: an almost couture show full of details, laces, perfect finishing and timeless spirit.
Our day ended with the highly British Hackett collection, pinstriped suits, white chic pants and a theatrical finale, when all the models came back together holding cricket sticks.
Margaret Howell SS14
Katie Eary SS14