London Collections Men

What to steal from Burberry AW14 menswear

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Oh goody. In amongst all the tracksuity sport-luxe that’s dominating London Menswear for AW14, Burberry brings us the silk foulard. Slung jauntily around the shoulders of biker jackets and teddybear coats, it’s not the most macho look but it’s one I really love.

My favourite was a London map-print (old style, not Google-style thankfully), which also comes on a jazzy silk shirt. My other highlights were the handpainted grained leather Caban coats (Β£5,500), round-shouldered camel Chesterfield coat (Β£2,495) and split collared Aran sweater (Β£1,495).

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First look: M&S launches Made In Great Britain heritage menswear for AW13

Hands down, one of the biggest menswear trends for AW13 is all things traditional, homespun and British. So think Harris tweeds, Scottish cashmeres and Savile Row-style tailoring using textiles from our oldest mills. Nicely timed then, is Made In Great Britain from Marks & Spencer, its heritage line that will be launching in selected stores in the autumn. (more…)

London Collections: Men AW13 – from highland heritage to city subcultures

Can you forecast next season’s trends based on three days in one city? A little. Two stood out for me at London Collections: Men this week – neither very surprising. Menswear trends are a bit more predictable than womenswear because (as a rule) men like to shop for the familiar rather than the new. So we saw a ton of youth subculture references, plus many nods to Great British heritage and manufacturing. (more…)

Mr Porter collaborates with young British designers for London Collections: Men

Today, the second day of London Collections: Men, saw the release of Mrporter.com’s commercial collaboration to support independent British designers. Katie Eary, Sibling, Richard Nicoll and Matthew Miller each created three exclusive pieces for Mr Porter and every one of them is a thing of beauty. (more…)

AW13 menswear day 1: Hi-vis meets intrepid traveller at London Collections: Men

In the main, I like my menswear shows colourful, casual and youthful. So thank you Topman Design for your intrepid traveller theme, incorporating hi-vis berry and citrus-hued outerwear (above), including many variations of furry hooded parka (is the cropped parka the new cropped puffer?) and some clever backpacks dripping with tech-cessory hooks and holders. (more…)

Day 2: London Collections: Men SS13

Highlights from day 2 of London Collections: Men included more long-haired surfy swagger courtesy of Shaun Samson, and a vibrant baroque-printed vision of skater style from Katie Eary (complete with custom skateboards). (more…)