LFWM is drawing to a close, and although it's been a rather pared down schedule this season, with many of the city's top talents- including Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner and J.W Anderson- departing to other cities, combining with women's collections or showing off-schedule, there have still been some significant highlights. Here are our top five favourite shows from London Fashion Week: Men's for Spring/Summer '19.
A display of his talent for exquisite print, Edward Crutchley's S/S '19 collection was quietly brilliant. Each look was styled with monochrome sliders, the perfect cherry on top for this chic and simple showcase.
The British Fashion Council's true enfant terrible Charles Jeffrey knocked another one out of the park with this non-conformist, fearlessly rebellious collection. Standout pieces were the twinning Loverboy x-ray jumpers, the tailored patchwork tartan suit in rainbow colours, and a royal blue party frockwith an underskirt crafted from discarded plastic and toy penises.
Samuel Ross, creative director behind fashion's dark horse A-COLD-WALL*, delivered an architectural and structural collection of modern sportswear with a futuristic twist. As Georgina Evans reviews for SHOWstudio:
"The multiple zips and sheeny grey's felt as though practical wear for those within Prometheus or 2001: Space Odyssey. One thought of the dark, cobbled planets of Ridley Scott and the monolithic moments of Kubrick. The clay-clad individuals and nude red character felt almost alien."
King of sustainable fashion Christopher Raeburn's key colour pallette of white, grey, black and orange never grow tired. This new season offering included a contemporary take on a newspaper print plastered accross wearable, gender neutral shapes, and bold use of the brand's 'REMAde/REUSED/RECYCLED/RAEBURN' tape to add definition to boxy, oversized silhouettes.
A delightfully and fabulously London-inspired collection from the city's arguably most exciting and innovative young fashion designer. Taking place in a suburban cul-de-sac with a buffet of cocktail sausages and mac n' cheese, the show served up looks including Beetlejuice stripes, oversized leather,leopard print and logomania.