London Collections Men AW15

London Collections Men AW15

London was mad about the boys this week, unveiling its strongest shows to date at LC:Men. These are just some of our favourites

Aquascutum

Aquascutum's A/W 2015 presentation returned to its key cornerstones of premium fabrics and traditional tailoring, with a nod to Edmund Hillary’s Everest expedition through its use of pull cords and raccoon fur trim. Subtle patterns of pinstripe and check were seamlessly woven into a muted colour palette of beige, grey and brown for a quintessential British feel. Hair was slightly different for each model but rough and ready throughout.

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Baartmans & Siegel

Fur played a pivotal part in Baartmans and Siegel’s A/W 2015 show, adding a fun, club kids’ vibe to sporty zip-ups and tailored tracksuits. Hair was either crimped and permed in true Boogie Nights fashion, or shaved close to the head for contrast.

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E. Tautz

Topnotch tailoring has become the E-Tautz trademark, but this season Patrick Grant was careful to loosen things up a little with some clever textural layering. High-waisted slacks, chunky sweaters and the odd turtleneck were borrowed from Grant’s vision of a 50s working class hero. Hair mirrored this style, with soft, side-parted quiffs swept away from the face.

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Hardy Aimes

We wouldn’t have expected anything other than a considered, polished aesthetic from Savile Row stalwart Hardy Amies’ and the label didn’t disappoint.  Layered jackets, tailored blazers and shirt were lifted with surprising colour elements: rust, sunshine yellow and thistle, but it was the metallic jacquard tuxedo that really put a smile on faces. Hair mirrored the clothes, being slick, neat and carefully groomed.

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International Woolmark prize Menswear final


The competition by Australian label Woolmark offered five competing designers the chance to showcase their collections at LC:Men. The result? An interesting mix of dark billowing jackets, niftily paired with polo-necks and high collars, accessorised with beads and chains. Hair ranged from the stylishly unkempt to distinctly futuristic.

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  • Words: Reema Kibreab

  • Photography: Debbie Bragg