5 Best Presentations at LC:M AW16
While you were slowly making your way back to work last week, we were heading to London Collections: Men. Now in its eighth season, the bi-annual event is where London’s brightest design talent shines and we are lucky enough to see a preview of the threads that you will be wearing next autumn. Over 4 days we took in a heap of shows and presentations. Here are the ones that really made a strong impression on us.
1. Topman Design
Each season the Topman show opens London Collections: Men. As well as being a visual feast for the eyes, it always features a stellar front row with Douglas Booth, David Gandy and Joe Jonas all in attendance this year. The clothes had a luxury, relaxed elegance about them with silk dressing gown pieces, soft camel and burnt orange tones and of course, a Topman collection would not be complete without a healthy dose of denim.
One of the best things about previewing autumn collections is that they always feature incredible eveningwear. The best this season came courtesy of Duchamp where the brand showed a new ease in the way that we should be wearing a tuxedo as well as new, bold prints that are not too difficult to wear.
3. Hardy Amies
We saw a wide selection of outerwear options at the LC:M shows and presentations that we attended over fashion week, and the belted coat was a major trend for AW16. It was particularly well done at superb English tailors Hardy Amies, with this belted wool trench being just one of the highlights of a great collection.
4. Gieves and Hawkes
Staying with Savile Row, addresses don’t get much finer than No. 1 Savlle Row, the residence of master tailoring brand Savile Row. It was here that we attended a fantastic presentation surrounded by the military archive pieces that have made the brand so iconic. This season, the collection was more relaxed than ever before, focusing on separates and layering. It was also full of great investment pieces; knitwear, coats and accessories that will never go out of style and that will last season after season. Case in point – this rather excellent knee length coat and smart shoes combination.
5. Thomas Pink
Here at Entouraaj, we have a certain fondness for smart attire. Whilst we love the high end brands that do this really well, Thomas Pink are brilliant for the way in which they deliver this look without breaking the bank. On top of this, they also throw a great party, which allowed us to take a proper look at the collection in a relaxed way (read this to mean as with drinks in hand). The powerful use of colour made this a real highlight show for us. Suits were in deep blue and vivid green, layered with bright knitwear and clashing accessories. A welcome refreshment to the olive green, navy and black seen elsewhere and so typical of winter collections.
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