The second day of London Collections: Men was busier than ever, starting off with Margaret Howell at her minimalist store on London’s Wigmore Street with a relaxed, understated and elegant collection which will keep her loyal customers happy.
Day two of London Collections: Men SS14 left a trail of trends, tweets and empty champagne glasses in its wake. Was it worth it? Every sartorial second. Read on for The Style King’s round up of all of yesterday's events, covered exclusively for Reiss. All photography by The Style King and Maya Glaser.
One of the most star-studded fashion shows of the day was Savile Row tailor Richard James, with David Furnish, Sean Lennon, Mark Ronson, David Hare, Will Young and even Janet Street- Porter all spotted on the front row. The spring/summer 2014 collection in cool pastels and colour blocks amongst the unstructured tailoring was sharp, bold and perfect for sipping cocktails around the pool.
The Gentleman Racer was the inspiration behind the Rake spring/summer collection, in honour of the French racing driver Francois Cevert who died tragically young. With a Cevert Blue Racing car parked outside the new Duke Street store, we enjoyed Black Cow cocktails whilst browsing the new collection.
Savile Row collective, which included brands Kilgour, Gieves and Hawkes, Holland and Holland, Henry Poole and more; took over Lords Cricket ground for a huge presentation. Styled by Jo Levin from GQ, the good-looking models were lounging around the cricket ground whilst we enjoyed the evening sipping champagne and enjoying the view.
The Hackett show held in Old Billingsgate Market with celebrity portraits by Terry O’Neill, who has shot the autumn/winter advertising campaign for the British label, reminded us of why he is one of the most iconic fashion photographers of our time. The music was provided by the London Philharmonic Orchestra playing Prospero’s Magic from the 1991 film Prospero’s Books for one of the most calming fashion shows I have ever been to.
Finishing off another jam-packed day of spring/summer 2014 menswear collections was Timothy Everest, a quintessential British tailor renowned for his modern attitude. Everest showed his collection of tailoring in the magnificent ICA, hosted by the beautiful Tilda Swinton. The event saw James, Stella and Mary McCartney, Tracey Emin and various cast members from Made in Chelsea swing by to enjoy the collection and a champagne cocktail whilst enjoying the view overlooking the Mall.