As London Fashion Week Men’s winds down for another season, we reflect on our highlights from the Autumn/Winter 2017 shows
Thank goodness for London Fashion Week Men’s – a welcome splash of sartorial escapism in dreary January, led by London’s finest gentlemen.
With Burberry, Coach and Alexander McQueen all absent from this year’s menswear calendar, the spotlight fell on London’s emerging talent and new fashion heroes, including pioneering designers J.W. Anderson and Craig Green, the latter of whom was crowned British menswear designer of the year at the Fashion Awards 2016. Elsewhere, the Beckham clan turned out to support David Beckham’s second season as business partner for British heritage label Kent & Curwen.
Common themes across included patchwork details, exceptional knitwear and plenty nautical references, from Belstaff's Breton stripes and maritime references to Craig Green’s avant-garde submarine suits. Quintessential British charm quite rightly anchored London Fashion Week Men’s, from E. Tautz’s exploration of seventies subculture to J.W. Anderson’s focus on British craft.
Scroll on as we dive into the colourful, daring, tactile world of London menswear – one hooded parka jacket at a time.