London Collections: Men A/W 16

London Collections: Men A/W 16

The best fashion and grooming trends at this season’s London Collections Men shows


Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel transported LCM to 1970s New York, from the raw streets of Spanish Harlem to the decadence of Studio 54. Loose suits with large lapels, overcoats with fur collars and short jackets with elaborate cockerel and snake embroideries were key. Hair was blow dried away from the face and naturally polished using a Cushion Brush and Deconstructor.

Award ceremony glamour was the name of the game at Chester Barry thanks to a collection of red carpet looks. Classic suiting in dark greens, blues, reds and plums were all Oscar worthy. Guys were groomed to a matt finish with Max Wax and label.m Texturising Volume Spray.

Patrick Grant took inspiration from “mid 1980s kids in Edinburgh” for his E.Tautz offering. This translated into luxurious trench and duffel coats worn over crew neck sweaters and pleated pinstripe trousers and cashmere cardigans with Henley shirts and soft cords in a colour palette of navy, charcoal and chocolate. Hair was given bounce using Thickening Tonic and Deconstructor.

The Savile Row stalwart took the modern man from day to evening with a series of pared back looks. From twill and check tailoring and a stand out herringbone belted alpaca wool car coat through to cognac-hued tuxedos complete with satin shawls and dickie bow ties, the collection had a fuss free feel. Hair styling emphasised natural texture with label.m Volume Mousse and Sculpting Pomade.

Matthew Miller revelled in the nouveau riche, who for A/W 16 have pillaged bygone eras to create new cultures. Caravaggio’s David and Goliath was painted onto canvas tops, ecclesiastical gowns were sturdily belted and felted wool suits layered under bombers and bikers. Hair had waves and movement, which was kept in place with Thickening Tonic and Grooming Cream.

  • Words: Helen Jennings