London Collections: Men finished last night after three exhausting days of catwalk shows and presentations, with designers showing their spring/summer 2014 collections. An interesting mix of established names, Savile Row tailors and young designers showed us what we should be wearing next summer.
As yesterday came to an end, so did the last day of the stylish explosion known as London Collections: Men. From catwalks to cocktails, we've had The Style King exclusively covering all the sartorial action for us. Here's his round up of the final day of London's most essential menswear event. Image credit: Burberry and The Style King
Jonanna Sykes is the new Creative Director at Nicole Farhi, the collection was shown in a new glass office block which was the perfect setting to present the simple, understated but thoroughly modern collection. Western jackets, Harringtons and sharp sportswear were shown with a focused, sharp and youthful energy.
One of my favourite shows of the day was James Long. His spring/summer collection entitled ‘Beyond the Velodrome’ was inspired by cycling and with music by one of my favourite DJs, Princess Julia, the collection pushed the boundaries in a new direction.
The highlight of the day and indeed one of the highlights of London Collections: Men was the return of Burberry Prorsum to the London catwalks after showing in Milan for many seasons. With a guest list that included Dermot O’Leary, Hugh Dancy, Suki Waterhouse, Finn and Jack Harries, Douglas booth, Tinie Tempah, Serena Williams and Dan Gillespie, The ‘Writers and Painters’ collection was inspired by British artist David Hockney and playwright Alan Bennet and with music by George Ezra, Clare Maguire and the Divine Comedy; Burberry exceeded all expectations.
The close of another hugely successful London Collections: Men saw parties hosted by Ben Sherman and Shortlist at Sketch. With a DJ set by Grandmaster Flash and guest including Louis Smith and David Gandy, the party was a big success. Tom Ford also closed the event when he launched his first grooming range at Mark’s club in Mayfair, guests included Livia and Colin Firth, Sharleen Spiteri, Graham Norton and Jesse Metcalf.
The next London Collections: Men will be in January and everybody is expecting the next show to be even bigger. What was once a one day affair tagged onto the end of London Fashion Week has become a full-scale business which takes months of planning. Here’s to the next London Collections: Men...