London Collection Mens AW16:Our top 12 to watch

By Rebecca McNelly-Tilford

London Collection Men’s 2016 is just round the corner and with so much design, details and beauty being thrown at us its hard to keep track. Here at .Cent we do our best to celebrate all talent, this AW16 season we have our eye on a particular few, here is why and what we look forward to in the coming season.

Burberry -‘Christopher Bailey’s commitment to British creativity at Burberry is like a folksier version of Karl Lagerfeld’s Métiers d’Art at Chanel’. Burberrys SS16 collection was showcased alongside the womenswear collection.Using delicate details weaving together cotton and lace, Burberry stays classic and of course a favourite for any London show.

Sibling – Using a quote from The Catcher in the Rye “Jocks are bastards” was the manifesto for this SS16 show. Using bold prints, texture and a sharp eye for detail, the two Brits are always under our watchful eye.

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Paul Smith – This SS16 collection was filled to the brim with classic cuts a bold fusions of colour this 32 piece showed the inspiration and character of Paul. Not only was this collection beautifully designed but the overall show was left a huge impact as a result of the infusion of fashion and music. We are very excited to see how Paul Smith tackles AW16.
Christopher Raeburn – Streetwear and military infusion was the overall ethos of this collection. Using recycled military surplus to create the collection, British authenicity alongside urban mood set our expentation high for Raeburns AW16 collection.

Lou Dalton – Dalton described the collection as ‘Euphoria’ showcasing positive moments and remastering them to make them her own. “I wanted it to be sophisticated and raw,”. Within music from the Happy Mondays and The Style Council is overall collection had a overall melancholy thesis, with constant beauty within everything that is created Lou Dalton is always one to watch.

J.W Anderson – Contrasting pleates with leather, and calico against denim this collection was a journey in bold colours, design and print. “laid-back, Zen-like” was the aim for this collection and graphic prints a effortless cuts this ethos was meet, with ‘subtly’ quickly becoming a signature for Jonathan Anderson he is always a highlight for our fashion week.

1205 – With 1205 taking over Fashion Weeks, we are very excited to see what 1205 do with menswear. With design detail, beautiful detailed fabrics -including paper, 1205 a fresh take on the world of fashion design.

Craig Green – Wrapping, sinching and using bold quilted materials started the highly utilitiarian collection. “A single, improbably picturesque image.” was how Green prepared himself and the audience for the collection. Craft, texture and fabric being the at the forefront there is no argument to why Green is in our ones to watch.

MAN- MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East. Last season we saw Parnell Mooney take the brand to an avant-garde ideal. This year with Rory Parnell-Mooney, Wales Bonner and Charles Jeffrey we a very excited to see what the Fashion East team will produce for us this AW16.

E.Tautz – An always effortless combination of sports wear and tailoring launched E.Tautz into a always beautiful designs, breaking down old conformities and re-shaping new ones. E.Tautz is a must watch for tailoring and classic design.

James Long – Placing the audience into a dreamy ideal of extravagance. Injecting 90’s youth culture into a British fashion empire, and as a result we saw distressed, painted denim showcased alongside classic street style cuts a statement piece. With this bold collection how can we not look forward to the AW16 show.

YMC – YMC, You Must Create. SS16 was the first collection for YMC and regenerating old classic designs into functional and beautiful designs. Inspired by culture, design and the philosophy of ‘you must create your own design style’ we are on the edge of our seats to see how the Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins tackle AW16.

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