All the key trends you need to know from men's London Fashion Week
After a long weekend of fashion, fashion and a bit more fashion, London Fashion Week Men’s – as it’s officially known – is drawing to a close.
Here we’ve collected a handy list of all the key trends from the four-day extravaganza to get you up to speed.
For many designers, fashion is there to express and entertain, and the collections seen this weekend were far from dull.
Our favourite moment came from Christopher Shannon, who used a simple T-shirt to parody the iconic Calvin Klein logo with the words “Constant Stress.” Pretty much sums up 2017 so far. Underneath in smaller letters it said “I’m Done” – relatable.
Father-son duo Casely-Hayford have become known for their sleek, classic tailoring. Much of that was seen in their latest collection, but suits were noticeably more outlandish and experimental in style.
It turns out that your PJs aren’t just for sleeping in. That is, of course, if you have a set of high fashion pyjamas championed by the likes of Katie Eary and Per Gotesson.
Daisy Lowe brought a bit of sex appeal to the Katie Eary show, but she wasn’t the only star at LFWM.
One of the highlights of the weekend was the presentation of Kent & Curwen, which is now led by none other than David Beckham. Classic, elegant tailoring is what we’ve come to expect from Becks, and it’s definitely what we got.
Topman had their own show space for the weekend, which was the place to be if you wanted an in on 2017′s trends. It was particularly hard to miss, because it turns out that things are going to be pretty bright this year.
LFWM isn’t just attractive models wearing pretty clothes. Politics was high on the agenda for many designers – just take Christopher Shannon’s show, where models powerfully sported torn flags across their faces.
It was all about the leather this weekend. We’re not talking Grease T Bird jackets, but rather longer leather numbers as seen in John Lawrence Sullivan’s collection.
Individual street style
One thing you can always count on at any London fashion week is pretty exciting street style, and that was definitely on the menu. Anyone for the double hat look?
OK, this one isn’t exactly a trend, but it sure was a big deal. Normally Westwood shows in Paris and Milan, so this was the very first time she was presenting at LFWM.
And Dame Viv didn’t disappoint: showing at a leisure centre, models strutted across a basketball court in clothes as eclectic and wacky as we’ve come to know and love from the label.
As in all Westwood’s collections, there was a strong political thread running throughout. The unisex show was called Ecotricity and was all about green energy (as Westwood explained in a promo video where she wore a handmade crown – what else?)
So, another season of London Fashion Week Men’s comes to a close – but with the women’s equivalent coming up at the end of February, there’s not too long to wait for your next fashion fix.