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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.