This weekend saw the return of the London collections: menâ€™s shows. Showcased were some wonderfully charming conglomerations; great conceptual themes, and wearable pieces.
Christopher Shannonâ€™s collection was based on what we waste and what we salvage, what we perceive as fashion. References to actual garbage like plastic bags were used throughout the collection to portray this â€œthrow away themeâ€. Slogans read â€œThanks 4 nothingâ€ and â€œbrokenâ€ across graphic knit sweatshirts. There were tapered in tracksuits which reflect conventional attire but not with functional wear-ability as sportswear. The Lee Roach show featured knitwear with a samurai/oriental theme running throughout, with interesting pattern cutting and silhouettes. In every piece there is a signature style of the brand, rather than a significant piece.
Common colour schemes throughout shows for Autumn/Winter â€™15 were all black ensembles, navys, greys, khaki, camel and various shades of brown as well as accent colours being oranges, yellow and red. We saw fur and sheepskin trim collars and aviator styles from designers such as Coach, Private White V.C, Margaret Howell and James Long.
Wide leg trousers or flares seem to be a common inclination within collections by designers like Alex Mullins, Fashion East and J.W Anderson. Sheer, slashed and ankle grazing trousers were also ample throughout the shows during the weekend.
For Spring/Summer this year we will see a big influence from the 70â€™s in both menâ€™s and womenâ€™s fashion. Topman, J.W Anderson and other various brands seem to be continuing on this trend progressing into Autumn/winter with explosive retro references with skinny fit tartan tailoring, oversized faux fur shaggy coats, high waist flares and tight fitting bombers at Topman design.
Oversized, quilted coats, bomber jackets and layering long overcoats are capacious trends, alongside macs and blazers. Opt for deep greys and navys, or if youâ€™re feeling a little more daring, go for one boasting a bold and graphic print; plaid and checks are abundant next Autumn/Winter.
Punchy, graphic t-shirts teamed with bright statement knits and bomber jackets are a great look for Autumn when weâ€™re in the awkward transition from the Summer season.
Coach – Autumn/Winter 2015
Â Ede & Ravenscroft – Autumn/Winter 2015
Christopher Shannon- Autumn/Winter 2015
Lee Roach – Autumn/Winter 2015
Margaret Howell – Autumn/Winter 2015