London Collections: Men AW15

James Long AW15

“If there’s one designer who truly encapsulates the meteoric rise and rise of men’s fashion in London, it’s James Long.”

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Shaun Samson AW15

“There was a rustic American workwear aesthetic, with flannel shirts, jackets with large square pockets and chunky Timberland boots, but this was offset with sensual chiffon and leather panels, fur stoles and black slogan aprons, tied like delicate Shibari rope bondage behind their backs.”

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MAN AW15: Rory Parnell-Mooney, Liam Hodges, Nicomede Talavera

“The MAN show is, in my opinion, the most exciting on-schedule show at London Collections: Men, as it affords you a bit of fashion future-gazing. Of course, all fashion seasons look to the future, around 6 months ahead, but the three designers showing under the MAN moniker each season open up a crack, a tear in the seam, to give us a glimpse of what might be, years away from now.”

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London College of Fashion MA15 Menswear

“London Collections: Men kicked off this season with a group show from London College of Fashion’s MA Menswear graduating students. LCF began showing MA student work during fashion week just last year, with a mix of men’s and women’s collections. To have split them already into two stand-alone shows is indicative of the volume of talent being produced each year by the prestigious MA Menswear and MA Womenswear courses.”

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Todd Lynn AW15

“I love you more when you’re angry with me, because you’re so boring when you’re nice”

So howls Laurie Vincent of Kent garage punk band Slaves, who may be dressed like suburban bank clerks in oddly-fitting suits, but who scream and thrash and sweat like wild things throughout the Todd Lynn AW15 show. “Loud and fast, rock ‘n’ roll” is the Todd Lynn maxim and his debut at London Collections: Men certainly lived up to it, with PJ Harvey, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran and artist Sue Webster in the front row, the live band, and marching legions of identikit models in black bob wigs with heavy fringes, looking like the Charlatan’s Tim Burgess before he went blond.

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