London Fashion Week Mens Collections Day 3
London menswear fashion week is in a way all about twisted Britishness and it seems that even the oldest fashion houses of the country understood that. Pringle of Scotland presented a collection in which shapes and cuts were kept clean while fabrics played the main role: high-tech cotton, leather, tweed and neoprene featured on straight white, black or navy shorts, jumpers worn over shirts, and jackets that all reinterpreted the traditional tartan.
Fashion master Tom Ford gave an intimate presentation in his London showroom, where he shared in petit comité his new collection (the key word this season is Color and especially color blocking with bright fuchsia, blue and purple tuxedo jackets teamed with black straight pants) and some of his precious fashion tips (“I cannot stand seeing a man wearing a shirt and no cuffs”!).
Biking was the inspirations of James Long’s collection, whose colorful jumpers, flared shorts and biker jackets were showed in black and navy, soon followed by modern tops made of knitted plastic fabrics.
The whole country was emotional when the news fell: Burberry was coming back home after many seasons showing their menswear collection in Milan. Christopher Bailey chose to propose easy to wear looks this season, subtly mixing strong colors together: red parkas with straight black pants, a black and white check print jacket worn over a lemon t-shirt and a red tie, or even a brown sugar wool trench teamed with a green round neck jumper, blue shirt and red tie. All in all a casual and chic collection that will get right to Burberry’s lovers hearts.
Nicole Farhi presented one of her best collection to date: a relaxing show where models’ espadrilles ensured a fluid walk while the color palette used on cotton and linen suits, straight pants and graphic jumpers gave a chic-and-sleek feel.
The last three designers to show this day all presented collections unlike any seen before, and just from the look on stylists’ faces in the audience, it’s just a question of time before E Tautz’s abstract bright print jumper, Matthew Miller rigid white jumpers and Xander Zhou plastic overall feature in every major international publication.
Menswear collections have just started: Milan and Paris are still to come and we cannot wait to see what our favorite designers come up with!
Pringle Of Scotland SS14
Matthew Miller SS14
Nicole Farhi SS14