London Collections Men got off to a directional start with Topman Design
opening the month-long circuit of global fashion weeks.
Embellished washed denim looks, which came slightly oversized, and fuzzy
warm overcoats were some of the stand-out looks that will no doubt boost
Topshop’s earning prowess on the high street next season. Proving that
trends matters, especially in the era of a new Gucci, there were florals,
blousy shirt hems used as skirting under jackets, narrow waistcoats, and
voluminous blanket coats, all in a rather unorthodox colour palette.
The accompanying show notes read: “Construct deconstruct, reconstruct,” if
that were to shed light on the collection, which was part 90s with the
bleached denim, and part 70s, with its crushed velvet suits.
Kicking off LC:M with a bang, Topman sent a mix of shaggy haired boys down
the catwalk where everything was oversized, elongated, disheveled, and worn
out, and the crowd loved it.
It was the start to fashion week that London needed to get the buyers,
press, and industry on its toes to prove London is the city that celebrates
true creativity and the only capital where modern menswear is valued in all
London’s new breed of menswear designers have made the capital the must-see
opening act of the European menswear collections, which will next head to
Some of the designers to watch over the course of the week include Craig
Green, Christopher Shannon, Astrid Andersen, Nasir Mazhar, Agi Mdumulla and
Sam Cotton (aka Agi & Sam), on a schedule so packed it expanded from three
days to four this January.
Lets not forget, London Collections: Men has only been in existence since
June 2012, but it has quickly cemented the capital’s place on the fashion