Cent Magazine’s LCM Highlights from Sunday 10th January.
The AW16 show for J.W Anderson was an anticipated wild mass of creativity. Think silky pyjama styled suits, cropped floral jackets and studded collared jackets.
The AW16 Margaret Howell collection was a contemporary recreation of the traditional schoolboy. A relaxed silhouette accentuated oversized high waisted trousers and double breasted blazed, styled effortlessly with fringed scarves and polished brogues.
James Long blended an array prints throughout the collection, predominately focusing on camouflage, floral and stripes. Accents of sporty trims and puffer jackets were styled on models working a 70s inspired slick backed hair.
Richard James presented clean, bold and edgy collection, highlighting the power of the man’s suit. By accompanying a clean cut three-piece with casual footwear, a real sense of the British male was portrayed. A strong feature of heavy cable knits, double breasted jackets and delicately patterned shirts were emphasised by the great play on both colour and texture.
Christopher Raeburn brought an exquisitely crafted collection to LCM, particularly shown in the ruffled masterpiece that took over the show. This season highlights the graphic snow leopard motif design displayed on garments, as well as reworking military materials into subtle khaki menswear classics.
Pringle brought an effortless burst of youth to the catwalk. The collection saw chunky, oversized knits with structured trousers, hints of tartan and polished brogues.
McQueen showcased as strong collection including paisley, floral and butterfly prints across different styles of formal wear. We saw military jackets paid with bellbottom trousers and double breasted pinstripe suits. The dark muted colour pallet was brightened up with splashes of bright red and pure white.
Moschino transmitted a showstopping collection, exploring many rudiments known to the punk era. Colour clashing, distressed suits, religious graphics with a comic book element, shown through white outlines on the garments.
Kilgour radiated a sleek and polished collection featuring crisp formal suits appropriate for the self-assured city man. Ranging from structural pleats to exclusive silks in a monochrome and minimalistic colour palette.
Joseph shaped a collection that blends the everyday urban man amongst his aristocratic surroundings. The garments featured a juxtaposition of sporty styled tracksuit bottom with snaffle loafers, whilst keeping with integral English fabrics such as cashmere, twill and tweed.
Belstaff produced a collection reflecting around the pioneers of adventure, who have to endure the cold climates. Pieces included lavish shearling coats, waxy leathers and roll necks enforcing both comfort and style.
Turnbull & Asser formed their presentation in a geometric setting to compliment the brave colour choices of their collection. Electric indigos and deep magentas were injected into the pattern suits, whilst being accessorised with circular sunglasses and bow ties.
Baartmans and Siegel explored soft, casual tailoring in neutral hues of camels, navys and greys, whilst adding an additional edge of leopard lined bombers and fur coats.
Chester Barrie took mens wear back to its roots. Showcasing beautiful cuts and designs alongside classic prints and patterns to add to pops and fine elements to the overall AW16 collection.
The AW16 Pieter collection played around with tailoring versus activewear alongside a hint of 80s punk, shown through leather trousers and exposed zips. The clothes were mainly of a monochromatic colour palette with accents of red, which worked perfectly with the theme of contrast.
Dunhill’s presentation expressed warmth and richness through both the collection and the manor settings. A definite focus was on the man’s blazer, whilst combining cardigans, pinstripes and accessorizing with the beautiful simplicities of a briefcase and pocket tissue.
Gieves & Hawkes displayed a real elegance with its luxuriously sharp tailoring teamed with basketweave knits, tweeds and hints of tartan. The collection oozed with an authentic British edge, yet still remained true to the modern day gentleman.
John Lobb’s collection ranged from beautiful textured suede pieces to luxurious pigskin leather. The set design for the presentation was carefully created from rocks; displaying classic cut boots, brogues and smart trainers.