The Daily Review - Mens Day

Photography by Lucas Seidenfaden 
The final day at London Fashion Week focused on menswear and menswear designers, who took full advantage of the increasing attention that Mens day receives. At Vauxhall Fashion Scout, the day got off to a flying start with a presentation from U.MI-1. Cubist influences clashed with classic tailoring and Prince of Wales checks, resulting in a contemporary slant on traditional menswear.

Next up was one of the most eagerly awaited shows of the week – Ones To Watch MEN, which saw four of London’s most exciting and innovative menswear designers present their collection to a packed out venue. Trine Lindgaard’s textural and colourful experimentations were in stark contrast to the considered intellectual musings and pale palette of Posthuman Wardrobe, whilst the tailored aesthetic of Baartmans and Siegel and competed for attention with KYE’s glitter blasted war-torn ephemera.

An assured James Small favoured a ‘sleek and romantic vision’ that was observed by Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, Sadie Frost, James Brown, and Jaime Winston. The dandy-fop styling and slicked-back Marcel waves were inspired by the designer’s time at art college, and were offset by floral prints and sheer aplenty.

The final show saw Asger Juel Larsen and t.lipop indulge in a fash-off, as the former clashed his uncompromisingly fearless army (clad in plenty of print and exquisite tailoring) with t.lipop’s cool and composed cowboy confidence and relaxed tailoring.

This dynamic show, that encapsulated and celebrated the inherent eclecticism that makes London fashion so exciting, was a fitting conclusion to the menswear shows and London Fashion Week itself. Until next time….

Text: Victoria Loomes
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