The last two days of London Collections: Men featured big name designers such as J.W Anderson and Alexander McQueen presenting alongside cult favourites such as Casely Hayford. Looks such as a blanket shawl draped over a two piece suit and silk cargo pants pushed the limits of how men are used to wearing clothes.
Day 3 began with J.W Anderson exploring the 70’s with pieces such as leather trench-coats and colour blocked sweaters. Sarah Burton’s collection for McQueen referenced World War 1 with poppies in silk jacquard for suits and coats as well as putting phrases such as “truth”, “valour” and “honour” on suit jackets. Not all designers were looking to the past though as Casely-Hayford expert use of layering and oversized knits felt familiarly in line with the cozy boy movement that’s having a moment in menswear.
Day 4 of the London Collections: Men had three of the most anticipated designers of the week presenting, each known for perfecting their unique aesthetic. Inspired by Kraftwerk’s invasion of the U.K in the 70’s, Tiger Of Sweden‘s collection included printed overcoats and the usual razor sharp tailoring we’ve come to expect. Christopher Bailey, Burberry‘s head designer, mixed prints such as flower, leopard and paisley with a warm colour palette of olive, burgundy and mustard to create looks that were both polished and wearable without being boring. Hot up & comer Craig Green mixed military references with oversized, flowing silhouettes challenging the notion that menswear has to be defined by certain characteristics.