Gents, its that time of the year again. Whilst all the rest of the country are battling through frozen arctic temperatures and suffering with colds, the fashion pack are descending on London en masse to celebrate the best of men’s fashion. London kicks off fashion weeks around the world and we’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to be watching out for over those few days.
LCM has become LFWM
Whilst the change is not huge, the former “London Collections: Men” that we have become so fond of, has now become “London Fashion Week Men’s.” It essentially means that the men’s shows are given the same respect as the women’s with a packed four day schedule of fashion week shows, presentations and parties.
The Savile Row designers
Sartorial Sunday is always a highlight for us. Its when we get to see the preview of new season offerings from some of the finest tailors in the world – Richard James, Chester Barrie, Gieves & Hawkes and Duchamp are just a few of the names to be looking out for.
For those that are not hugely into previewing autumn 2017 collections in spring, look to the streets for some spectacular style. Expect to see regulars like Tinie Tempah, David Gandy, Oliver Cheshire as well as a whole host of designers, editors and stylists all dressed to impress and giving you style inspiration for the next twelve months.
The rise of the influencer
Bloggers have never been so important to the fashion industry. Last season “influencers” Oliver Proudlock, Tom Daley and Barrueco, who all command a huge social media following, all took to the front row. Expect to see a lot more of that this season.
Every season there is one show that has to be seen. In the past its been Topman Design, Bobby Abley, Tom Ford and many more but this season the talk is all about the return of Vivienne Westwood. Following a year that has seen Trump awarded a presidency and Brexit, we can expect a politically charged show from the intelligent and cultured designer.
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