London Collection’s for Men have now wrapped up until the next season, however we take a look back on yesterday’s shows with our picks from Day Three.
Why try to fix what is not broken. Sticking to their strengths, AW13 saw Amies create slick tailoring of course with a modern and contemporary edge the label is known for. Three-piece double breasted suits in led grey and navy checks provided the classic suits the brand are known for, whilst a woolen cape and more vibrant prints provide the modern nature. A simple yet entirely effective collection for young Saville Row hero.
E.Tautz always find the suitable balance between quintessential tailoring and modern experimentation, with AW13 being the perfect example. Plain, classic ‘City of London’ suits make appearances, but it’s the check detail wool coats, and oversized, harem-esque trousers that give the collection it’s edgy modernity. Fun cartoon emblazoned knitwear bring the fun, but it’s closing looks with injections of orange that really set the collection modern and classic collection alight.
Christopher Kane clearly saw how popular his women’s Frankenstein t-shirts were with both sexes, as the zombie head is the main feature throughout the show. The zombie creation features on t-shirts and jumpers, whilst leopard prints in black/white and purples make up the rest of the collection. Borderline safe, the collection shows completely smasual set of pieces that are simply the essence of cool for the youthful city slicker.
Dust of your old Nirvana records, because grunge is back…well at least for Shaun Samon’s AW13 showcase. Oversized tops complete paired with baggy shorts and worker boots, create the ultimate teen spirt rebellion. Massive patchwork knit jumpers over extra long plaid shirts, complete with models with Cobain-esque hair further accentuated this. The styling is simple yet overtly effective, making this collection a super cool yet utterly wearable collection.
Gothic, sombre, and modern was the style of Qasimi at his presentation. A brooding colour palette of blacks and deep emerald greens made up the collection of suits, boxy wool coats and wide leg tailored trousers. The finest part about the collection is with the use of leather. Whether it’s a collar detail, the elbow length leather gloves or boxy leather top, it’s these small, yet luxury details that stand out within an otherwise smart and chic collection.
Vampire fangs on the models. Known for being bold, Eary pulls all the punches this season with eccentric floral prints in electric pinks on jackets, shiny trousers and on track tops. Ribbed leather detailing on jackets, lace tie-up jeans and lest we forget the gothic hint with vampire fangs on the models. This is a simply wonderful, zany and super fun street collection. There is nothing in this collection we’re not lusting over.
by David Mahoney