Day 2 of London Collections: Men featured shows from Martine Rose, Richard James, Sibling, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry, Nicole Fahri, Aitor Throup, Jonathan Saunders, Savile Row, Mr. Hare, RAKE, Oliver Spencer, and James Long.
My favourite collections from the day were Christopher Shannon, Margaret Howell, YMC and Alexander McQueen.
YMC Autumn/Winter 2013
Shades of blue may be currently a Spring/Summer trend, but YMC is proposing that this colour be brought into the Autumn/Winter season... a bold move I say. But, luckily YMC have proven a point that blue should not be overlooked in the cooler months, if in the right shades and worn in a colour coordinated outfit - the teals with brown and the navy with darker reds and greys are perfect. On a sour note, I do not appreciate the berets...
Margaret Howell Autumn/Winter 2013
Margaret Howell is one of my favourite minimalist designers, and I am not disappointed with this collection. She manages to stay to her calming aesthetic, and does not dull with the use of medium browns and chalky greys. A dynamic dimension is present within the collection, most likely due to the choice of textured materials and subtle patterns.
Christopher Shannon Autumn/Winter 2013
Undoubtedly one of my favourite London fashion designers, this Central St Martins graduate is a pioneer in the future of men's fashion. The use of panelling and choice of different textured materials in most of the garments overshadow the fact that these garments are merely simply sweaters, pants and windbreakers. I find it astounding to see such a designer turn once mundane garments into symbols of contemporary men's fashion.
Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2013
Alexander McQueen's vision is once again embodied through the faithful Sarah Burton's collection for the brand. The clash of cathedral prints, blinding reds and sombre dark panels in the tailoring come together and create an almost understated collection. There is something about this collection that exudes a sense of "peaceful darkness"...
Images courtesy of Fashionising