LONDON COLLECTION MEN A/W 2015: DAY 1
London Collection Men A/W 2015 kicked off pretty well with an assortment of designers showcasing their collections that would brighten up your day even on a dull winter morning! The hottest trending color was navy! Follow to stay updated about the designer’s collection at the London Collection Men A/W 2015. Here are runway reviews of some of the designers that showcased their collection at LCM, Day#1.
Christopher Shannon: The show brought in flavors of funk with use of graphics and pairing contrasting fabrics together. Plastic was a highly evident element that was used not only as masks and accessories but were also stitched aesthetically onto the garment. Colours that were predominantly use in the show were red, white, blue, black & navy blue. The colour palate seemed to be inspired from plastic bags with matching striped plastic masks with pants. Overall it gave a sporty feel.
Christopher Kane: The collection was clean, minimalistic with a touch of graphics through tessellations. It included a versatile range of ensembles from casual, party wear to office. While navy blue was the new ‘black’, it also included other shades of grey, black and green. Kane’s funky print and patterns were incorporated in the tops and bottoms. The tops mainly had round-necks while the coats were notched. What was appreciated the most in the collection was the aspect of wearabilty…
MAN: The collection screamed about the ‘loose and baggy silhouette’. It consisted of a neutral colour scheme, mainly black, along with other shades like navy, white. A pop of bright orange appeared mid collection to warm up the winter. The designer played with layering in ways that it appeared to broaden the upper torso of the models. The collection hinted towards normcore fashion which is a hot favorite trend among designers these days.
Markus Lupfer: The collection was clean and very casual. The designer showcased a variety of elements from stripes to abstract graphics to colorfully illustrated graphics. The colour palate was predominantly black, navy blue, grey with a burst of colors towards the end of the collection. All the models wore fitted pants with black shoes. The quilted jackets added a touch of elegance to men.
London College of Fashion MA: Twelve newly graduated students of London College of Fashion showcased their collection at The Former Welsh Chapel in London. The pieces were fashionable yet innovative, leaving hope towards advancement in the future of fashion. It featured a wide range of unique stories that each designer had to depict. While some incorporated were colorful and quirky patterns (as seen in Jasmine Hao Yao Deng’s/Ka Kui Cheng’s collection) others played with around with traditional fashion adding a sense of modernity through colour and fabric combinations (Xuefei Wang/Thien Trang Bui). The pieces were fashionable yet innovative, leaving hope towards advancement in the future of fashion.
Photo Credits: Vogue UK