As quick as it leaves us, it’s back in our lives again like a fashion boomerang. London Collections: Men starts on Friday January 9 at 12:30 for a four-day fashion extravaganza which is a day longer than the previous season due to the amount of designers showcasing their autumn/winter 2015 collections.
Each day plays host to a symphony of designers ranging from classic brands such as Aquascutum and the North East’s own Barbour, to streetwear favourites Astrid Andersen and KTZ. London Collections: Men has something for every age and personal style.
So what does each give us?
Friday is kick started by Topman, one of the big sponsors of the fashion long weekend. It is expected that the show is to be streamed online at 12:30, and the brand is working with London based artist, Natalia Stuyk to create a graphic video GIF for the show. Perfect for getting that fashion fix whilst having your dinner.
Later in the day and into the evening sees Alex Mullins, and The British Fashion Council’s first ever menswear award recipient, Christopher Shannon present their winter styles.
Saturday sees a plethora of designs styles working seamlessly together. The likes of Lou Dalton, Astrid Andersen, who produce a limited edition line for Topman last year, and Agi & Sam whose inspiration is their respective childhoods.
Sunday is usually seen as the day of rest, but not this weekend, as 21 designers display their newest ideas. Opening is Dutch/Anglo duo Baartmans & Siegel who have recently collaborated with River Island for a menswear winter collection. James Long who is producing the hotly anticipated River Island collection released in February, and a fashion film for the high street brand is being shown this weekend as well. Italian brand Moschino are at 2pm, followed shortly after by British classics Alexander McQueen and Belstaff at 4 and 4:30pm.
The finale plays host the classic fashion houses of Chester Barrie, Tom Ford and Burberry intermingling with the newest brands of Craig Green, Katie Eary and Xander Zhou. Making the final of quarter of LC:M the last chance to get your menswear fix for another six months.
This years London Collections is bigger than ever, making it one not to be missed. We’ll be tweeting and writing live catwalk reports as the days unravel so don’t forget to follow us @Fashion_North and tweet us your thoughts on LC:M.