As LCM [London Collections Men] has officially ended, we’re doing the much needed roundup. London’s fashion week is by far the most fashion forward and daring fashion week of the 4 big ones – London, Milan, Paris and New York. Because of that, the collections that are shown at LCM can be a little unwearable. This edition of the London Collections Men were a little odd with Burberry not showing its menswear collection. The major fashion house is switching things up. It will be showing their menswear collections together with their womenswear collections in September. They’ll also apply the ‘see now/buy now’ model, but that’s a totally different story.
Alexander McQueen didn’t show eather. Because of Sarah Burton’s maternity, the brand decided to keep it lowkey with intimate appointments and a really cool lookbook to show their SS17 collection.
Anyway, we attended or at least watched every show at this season’s London Collections Men. At the end, we went through them all and made up a list with our favorites. So here are our favorites of this season’s LCM.
Although the brand was born just 3 years ago, ‘Craig Green’ is already a pretty familiar name in fashion. The British fashion designer is mostly know for his bizarre yet wearable garments. Our favorite pieces were the detached trench coats, which we would actually love to wear. We adored the patchwork, but the ‘Angelina Jolie leg’ was the real star of the show. The wrapped-up situations (left) were a little odd, though.
Coach’s sales in the latest quarter spiked up with an impressive 13% on the year. As we watched this SS17 collection, it seemed like Stuart Vevers [Creative Director of Coach] wanted to bring his sales up even more. A smart way to do so, is to focus on the best sellers and that is exactly what Vevers did. In this case; Jackets, bags and T-shirts. The collection was handsome but made to be pulled apart into individual pieces, rather than proposing a head-to-toe look. Which is totally fine.
J.W. Anderson has always been one of our must-see shows of the London Collections. Anderson often plays with the meaning of gender and silhouettes, which we love. His collections make people think and reflect on the system we’re used to. We liked Anderson’s SS17 collection, but we loved his previous collections more. The color blocking was cool, but the silhouettes were less daring than we expected from J.W. Anderson.
Sibling is one of those brands who went to an identity crisis and totally fucked up the international fashion scedule even more. With brands like Burberry [and more] showing men’s and women’s collections at the women’s fashion weeks, they’re doing the exact opposite. Sibling is now showing both women’s and men’s collections during the men’s fashion weeks. Apart from that, they absolutely nailed it. The two collections were refind and on point. We loved the corset at the men’s collection. The crop tops were daring and sexy, while still being beautiful. Sibling just conquered itselves a spot on our list of favorites. This is a collection that gets us excited!