London Fashion Week is upon us again and in this blog, we’re going to look at some of the menswear collections that designers have been showing. The focus of the shows was on the Autumn Winter 2018/2019 season, so read on and be prepared for next winter now.
Ben Sherman is famous for its shirts worn by jazzers and Mods in the late 1960s and their new collection is vintage-inspired, with design cues taken from 70s Northern soul with fabrics like velvet, corduroy, and houndstooth making an appearance. The collection also mixes bold patterns with classic shapes to mix up the range.
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Tinie Tempah’s clothing brand showed its new range for the first time and it didn’t disappoint. With a relaxed urban style, the collection was full of classic sports silhouettes with a designer twist. Items include tracksuits, layered effect sweatshirts and relaxed fit trousers. The main colour palette is based on khaki, navy, browns and black, meaning that almost all the items shown have real-world appeal.
The Beijing-based designer’s show was full of bold designs, taking inspiration from his Asian roots. Kendrick Lamar wore one of his robes at Coachella in 2017 and this classic piece can be found as part of this collection. The Asian inspired motifs are blended with space-age designs in bold colours and prints. Definitely not for people who like traditional menswear.
Hodges has made a reputation for his disregard of conformity and this show was no different. With influences taken from modern male subcultures including hip-hop, post-punk and English paganism, the collection is bold and subverts classic shapes. With 1990s styles inspired by the rave scene, grunge and bizarrely, Mr Blobby the collection is full of trippy flowers, smiley flowers and leopard print.
The young English designer showed her very wearable collection used a palette of deep navy, charcoal grey and flashes of bright red. There was a focus on knitwear, designed by Helen Lawrence, including waffle and rib knits and all in British lambswool. The collection also featured wide legged trousers with oversized turn ups and long trench coats.