London Collections: Men S/S 16

London Collections: Men S/S 16

Our round up of the unmissable style and grooming trends from this season's London collections: men




Louche layering and ripped denim were two strong indicators of rebellion in the fashion ranks for Baartmans and Siegel, who looked to ‘bad ass’ gangsters from the big screen for inspiration. Hair came in various lengths, but each model’s look was slicked back and combed back off the face for a villainous vibe.

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label.men grooming cream  £10.50
label.m large cutting comb: anti static £6

Chester Barrie translated traditional Savile Row style for the summer months, manifesting in a pastel colour palette selection of cravats and linen suits - sans socks, naturally. Hair mirrored this relaxed feel with minimal product bar a natural lift at the roots reminiscent of the Kennedys holidaying in Cape Cod.

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label.m soufflé  £13.25
label.m volume mousse £12.95

 

Patrick Grant’s vision for the E.Tautz label harnessed the optimism of post-war Britain with a nod to the 1950s silhouette. Colour popped in careful accents and the classic short back and sides was artfully dishevelled with a subtle quiff.

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label.men max wax £11.95
label.m volume mousse £12.95


Space travel and the great beyond were two interwoven themes cleverly captured within Creative Director Mehmet Ali’s collection, who experimented with fabric and form for an other worldly aesthetic. Hair was precisely parted from the centre of one brow, flattened and glossed to a high shine.

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label.men grooming cream £10.50
label.m hold & gloss spray £12.25

There was something of a fanfare surrounding Henry Holland’s debut menswear line and the designer didn’t disappoint. His collection fused street tribe attire with heavy 90s rave elements and lashings of colour came as standard. Each model sported his own hair style which hammered home the message of celebrating all things individual.

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label.m volume mousse £12.95
label.men thickening tonic £10.95


On the surface, Matthew Miller’s S/S 16 offering was a controlled affair. Cool, calm and collected would have been a fitting summary, as models conformed to a monochromatic colour palette. Subversion came in the form of clashing textures - both with fabric and with hair.


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 label.m
 metal tail end comb: anti static £6
label.m volume mousse £12.95

This press event was styled by Darren Kennedy, who was keen to combine the rich heritage of the SW1 location with the fresh, modern appeal of the brands that trade there. The result was an eclectic montage of style, effortlessly presented.

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label.m deconstructor £11.50
label.m hairspray £12.25

  • Words: Catriona Taylor

  • Photography: Debbie Bragg