Lego, 70s Denim & Tinie Tempah – London Collections: Men Autumn Winter 2015

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LEGO, 70S DENIM & TINIE TEMPAH – LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN AUTUMN WINTER 2015

It’s that time of the year again and I’m so excited. No, the Fashion Week cycle doesn’t start for another month but London Collections: Men is on now and feeling my undying love for menswear.

Before I begin let me tell you a little bit about London Collections: Men. It is a biannual showcase that takes place every January and June and celebrates the creative, innovative and commercial importance of British Menswear. It takes place over a period of four Days and this year it was from the 9th -12th of January and to make it even better Tinie Tempah is the Ambassador for London Collections: Men!

Tinie Tempah, David Gandy and Nick Grimshaw, photo - Getty Images
Tinie Tempah, David Gandy and Nick Grimshaw, photo – Getty Images

 

There are runway shows and presentations which give emerging menswear designers to showcase their collections. Looking at this year’s shows and presentations, a few things really stood out for me –

Masked Men

AGI & SAM and their The Coolman Collection which was inspired by the playfulness and creativity of childhood and they interpereted that literally with masks made from Lego on the runway at LCM.

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Agi & Sam The Coolman Collection LCM Jan 2015 backstage
Backstage at Agi & Sam AW15, photography – Philip Trengove

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Runway photos – Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages.com

 

The New Flat Top

The classic flat top with its short back and sides was freshened up with a touch of white at the MAN show.

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Photo – Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

 

Statement Jewellery

I love and adore jewellery and as a stylist I adore putting jewellery on men. Grace Wales Bonner showcased her collection of Crown Jewels at the LFW Fashion East presentation during LCM.

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Photo – Helen Seamons
Grace Wales Bonner AW15 at Fashion East men's presentations LCM January 2015
Photo – Fashion East

 

 

90s Power Comeback

Astrid Andersen is an amazing urbanwear designer and has always been at the forefront of creating and setting urban wear trends. For AW15 he has gone for a more bulky oversize silhouette taking inspirations from the 90s power silhouette with berets also making a fashion comeback. And spotted here first, the  Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker boot!

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Astrid Anderson AW15, photos Highsnobiety.com

 

 

 

High Drama Tailoring

Alexander Mcqueen’s Creative Director Sarah Burton for  went for a Regency style look with dark floral prints, pinstripes, velvet accents, and  embroidery and sent the models down the runway with super slicked hair.

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Alexander McQueen AW2015, photos – thefashionisto.com

 

Colourful Knitwear

Kit Neale went for a colourful and youthful look for his collection taking inspiration from the circus, with bright knitwear and playful tailoring. For the trendsetters out there these colourful knits are perfect for Harmattan. Sibling went for a super bright pink, on everything!

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Kit Neal, photo – Courtesy

 

 

 

Sibling AW15. Photos dezeen.com
Sibling AW15. Photos dezeen.com

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70s Comeback

Topman went back to the race car and music festival scene from the 70’s with shearling coats, fringing, sporty jackets, fur and bold check and pinstripe suits. Denim was the fabric of the moment in high wasted bell bottoms but they are more slim fit and the length is much shorter for 2015.

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Topman LCM January 2015 fringe jacket

Topman LCM January 2015 pinstrioes
Topman, photos- Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages.com

 

 

 

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