The London Collections: Men’s Spring/Summer 2014 showcase will run from 16th – 18th June 2013. Now in its third season, London Collections: Men promotes the breadth of British menswear, from the heritage brands and international names through to the brightest emerging talent. The BFC will be using two official show spaces, with the Hospital Club forming the central hub for London Collections: Men and the Old Sorting Office providing a space for catwalk shows and presentations.
London Collections: Men is set to be the strongest showcase of menswear this summer with over 60 designers confirmed to show. The line-up of shows and events sees some of menswear’s most prominent international names showing alongside Britain’s renowned heritage designers and rising stars.
New to show this season is iconic British brand Burberry, moving their menswear show to London after more than ten years of showing in Milan. This season also marks the first season for New York based brand rag & bone and luxury accessories brand, Jimmy Choo to show menswear collections in London. Further new additions to the line-up include Paul Smith who will show a presentation and a cocktail reception by BOSS on Monday 17th June. Alexander McQueen, Oliver Spencer, Jonathan Saunders and Richard Nicoll all return to the schedule to show stand out collections in London, whilst Tom Ford, Nicole Farhi and Christopher Kane will hold private appointments for press and buyers.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will host a celebration of London Collections: Men on Tuesday 18th June, highlighting the history and heritage of the menswear industry in London. Luxury brands including Hardy Amies and Gieves & Hawkes will both show stand-alone presentations alongside catwalk shows from new establishment Savile Row designers including Richard James and E. Tautz. The tailors of Savile Row will host a unique presentation as a collective at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Monday afternoon.
London Collections: Men is the essential showcasing platform for the best of London’s emerging talent, as seen through NEWGEN MEN, sponsored by TOPMAN, and MAN initiatives. The MAN show, a joint initiative between TOPMAN and Fashion East which has been pivotal in promoting menswear in London since 2005, will take place on Sunday 16th June, showcasing three of London’s most cutting edge menswear designers to watch. The Fashion East installations support and promote the seedbed of London’s brightest new talent, and will return to show a highly anticipated presentation on Tuesday 18th June.
Alongside the catwalk shows and presentations, events celebrating the British menswear industry will take place, with highlights including the Esquire and Jimmy Choo party; a drinks reception held by Duchamp; a dinner hosted by Jonathan Newhouse and Tommy Hilfiger and a party at Ralph Lauren’s RRL store with Port Magazine. The showcase will close with the GQ dinner, hosted by Dylan Jones and Tracey Emin, and a party by Details Magazine. A full events schedule, digital schedule and consumer events programme will be announced over the coming weeks.