The 3rd London Collections Men took place last weekend with plenty of shows and a good look at the shape of men’s fashion to come for Spring/Summer 14. Here is my look at the collections I really loved from this season’s men’s fashion shows in London:
School Boy chic can be seen throughout a lot of this collection with basic colours such as greys, blues, navys, whites and beiges. There is some good tailoring here too. Knee length shorts with turn ups, jumpers, trenches, casual short sleeve shirts and a casual take on the sharp tailoring with trousers and trenches at one end and sun hats and rain coats at the other.
Another collection with basic colours in the form of black, white and beige with colour pops of bright green. Again knee length shorts and a casual style, there are also blazers, t-shirts, trenches and hoodies. Matchy matchy basic patterns and colours on shorts and shirts.
Basic colours are a huge feature of LCM this season and here we have whites, greys, blacks. There is sharp tailoring with knee length shorts, blazers, trenches and t-shirts. There are geometric patterns mainly in monochrome – white on black or black on white and colour pops with bright acid yellow, cobalt blue and blood red all either on black or stand out on their own.
A collection with plenty of colour, yellow suits with blue shirts, block colours and plenty of brights, greens, mustard yellows, cobalt blues, pillarbox reds etc. The all red outfit in particular looks so statement and amazing. There is brilliant tailoring, casual knee length shorts, striped tees, two tone denim and a paint splatter effect on trousers, jeans and jackets. The navy suit with waistcoat and gold buttons is brilliantly tailored, it is a smart outfit but could still work for a more casual take on the smart look. Yet another absolutely wonderful collection from one of my menswear favourites Oliver Spencer.
Very casual style with plenty of shorts and t-shirts, there is pattern with stripes and checks, a pinstripe jacket and short combos with red, white and blue stripes. There are blazers slung over t-shirts casually to smarten up the look, bomber jackets and plenty of hats – berets and trilbys mainly. Lots of blue is used throughout with bright blue used as an accent colour and white is also a prominent colour. Scarves, grandad shirts, rolled up denim shorts, grey pinstripe blazers, basic but effective outfits.
Knee length trouser shorts with blazers and waistcoats for a casual look, oversized blazers, pinstripe blues suits and some very tailored looks. Statement colours with limes, yellows and bright blues, plenty of black used too as a base colour. Lots of pattern on the suits with stripes and checks and the suits have a sort of 1920’s tailoring to them with the 3 piece suits and the hats.
Pringle of Scotland
Plenty of basic colours – whites, beiges, greys and blacks. Checked suits, jumpers, trenches, coats, shorts to knee length, checked trousers, two tone shirts in black and blue, casual look of jumpers under blazers and brilliant tailoring. Very prominent patterns with big checks and big stripes and blue and yellow used as accent colours of the collection.
– Margaret Howell pictures from GQ
– Lou Dalton pictures from GQ
– Christopher Kane pictures from GQ
– Oliver Spencer pictures from GQ
– YMC pictures from GQ
– E Tautz picture from GQ
– Pringle of Scotland pictures from GQ