Day 2 of London Collections Men, just kept getting better. Top highlights of the day included collections from Fashion East Men’s, John Smedley, Common, James Long and Casely-Hayford.
Fashion East Men’s presentation was fantastic, in which one area models were in just all black and greased back hair, on scaffolding. Another had all tribal African prints, paired with bandana head accessories, and clean white trainers for a casual and clean look and the third area all tattered clothing and messy hair in which models sat in an outdoorsy looking area, sitting on rocks and plants. The contrast between the three was fabulous and intriguing.
John Smedley’s collection was very different however, with the whole collection being extremely clean cut, preppy and smart. The collection’s colour palette included block colours of red, navy, orange and yellow. It featured mainly jumpers, cardigans, polo shirts and smart jogging shorts.
Common was one of the best by far with a minimal colour palette of white, silver and pale blue. The collection was so well choreographed and presented, featuring silver foiled bomber jackets, Common logoed oversized tops and clean cut lines on all there jackets. It was a blast!
Alternatively, James Long’s collection was very different to Common’s collection, featuring blocks of very bright colour, in rips and strands sewn onto the clothing. Almost like a teared effect. The collection included ripped knees on the jeans and teared finishes on all the garments. It also featured lots of striped prints used on hooded garments, and denim was the main fabric of the whole collection, both blue and white denim. Shiny leathers were also used, with a mixture of block colour patches in red, navy, green and yellow.
To end the day was the amazing Casely-Hayford collection. The father and son duo based the collection on remaking classic silhouettes and clothes that have been culturally relevant in British culture over the years. Featuring elongated bomber jackets, beautiful tailored suits, and fabrics that compliment the human body.