With London Collection’s Men sadly coming to a close, we check out the best shows from yesterday’s action.
Gothic, moody and grey was on the menu for Aitor Throup’s presentation this season. Mannequin’s took the shape of base jumping from planes, with the main collection showcasing an aviator feel. Loose tailoring, woolen coats, and a rather fetching skull backpack made up the sombre yet edgy collection.
McQueen is a British staple and never fails to disappoint. The newest collection started with a few looks that could be seen as borderline safe, until violent splashes of blood red on long woolen coats, playboy style silks in wine, patchwork style blazers, and bias tailoring in tapestry style prints brought us back to the eccentricity and originality McQueen has always been known for.
Following on from a vibrant and eclectic SS13 collection, AW13 show a more controlled and sophisticated set. Modern leather work in cobalt blue and black feature prominent, along with the use of block pattern and split caricature jumpers. Clever shoulder details on bomber jackets provided his sportswear influence to this otherwise slick, modern classic collection.
AW13 saw Long launch his first main fashion show unfunded by London young designer initiatives and it didn’t disappoint. Knitwear, of course, featured prominently varying from flamingo and blonde Madonna-esque prints. Baggy, cuffed-ankle trousers in varying prints – some rubber coated giving the impression of leather. From start to finish, Long presents a strong, cool and cohesive collection.
Jonathan Saunders took his city slicker to the great outdoors this season. Crimsons patterns on thick woolen coats, moss tailored suits, military print cardigans, combined together to create layered looks complete for the city boy escape to the country. Bold in colour and texture, another pleasurable collection from Mr Saunders.
Hardly ones to create shy withdrawn collections, Sibling return with their signature outstanding and outlandish knitwear pieces. Slogan-ed jumpers, oversized mittens, loose crochets in pink, red and black leopard prints and furry shorts make up the eclectic, eccentric and electric collection, Sibling are famed for.
Westwood took to a scrapyard to present her newest collection. Houndstooth in black and yellow, shiny plaids and drop crotch dip-dyed denim are just key parts of the collection. Safe yet varied, Westwood’s Autumn/Winter collection embraced her renowned punk aesthetic in a concise, fun and aggressively cool collection.
Day Three to come…