Now it’s in its third year, London Collections: Menswear brought us the good, the bad and the downright weird from the menswear AW15 collections. Kicking things off with the TOPMAN show, featuring an enviable FROW filled with London’s most stylish men including Dylan Jones, Nick Grimshaw and Tinie Tempah, the unveiling of what our lovely boys will be wearing in the coming months commenced.
We were greeted with gothic Victoriana fused with First World War influence at the Alexander McQueen show. With a colour palette of black, more black, army green and a little bit of scarlet and cobalt, this was the menswear collection we could envisage on the ‘tortured artists’ of our era. Military style trench coats emblazoned with wintery poppy prints and velvet trimmed smoking jackets teamed with ankle grazing tailored trousers as well almost culottes style pants made for a curious yet alluring twist on the classic suit.
Next, we move on to Kensington Gardens for the ‘Classically Bohemian’menswear AW15 collection brought to us by Christopher Bailey at Burberry. A glorious show filled with turquoise, mustard, mirrored fabrics and even leopard (who would have thought that men could look so good in animal print?). Hunky bespectacled men dressed in luxurious velvet and printed crombies, shearling jackets, paisley scarves and tasselled ponchos, created a message of sexy 60’s pilot to Don Draper does boho chic, something we’d quite happily see walking down Oxford Street on a cold Monday morning!
Lastly, we move onto the show which most begged the question, ‘Would I really want my boyfriend to dress like this?’ And well the answer is, ‘No, not really.’
But that is never Jeremy Scott’s intention. His Moschino menswear AW15 creations are built to shock, inspire and to generally provide comic relief from this otherwise quite serious world.
It was East 17 meets Game of Thrones at the AW15 show, with a little bit of Flavor Flav in the mix. Men with angelic faces and devilish torsos sauntered down the snowy catwalk dressed like they were ready for a psychedelic time on the slopes. Furry moon boots, oversized faux denim puffa jackets, zebra print shirts (unbuttoned of course) and elf like beanie hats proved to become the highlights and most talked about creations from LCM AW15.