London Fashion Week Men's SS19: THE HIGHLIGHTS

Another season without ''the big'' British names on the schedule and things were alright- again. I suppose it was another opportunity for the young designers to 'shine' for another one season.

Three days full of shows, presentations and parties... three days full of fashion; and before the final shows of today and the beggining of Milan's Fashion Week, here are some of our favourite highlights and fashion moments.


DANIEL W. FLETCHER debuts SS19 COLLECTION AT LFW:M

With his first ever runway show in London Fashion Week, Daniel W. Fletcher was one of the names that you could hear everywhere during the weekend.

For SS19, the British Designer chose a luxe palette of grey, brown, black, and white  and he moved considerably further away from the themes of British heritage and schoolboy-nostalgia that have informed his previous designs.

Monochromatic androgyny looks, along with some some gender subversion elements were some of the highlights of the collection, plus THE prints which was a collaboration with artist Caitlin Keogh.


JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN

One of our favourite collections inspired by the societal outliers of the Swiss punk movement, new wave and Dave Gahan, lead singer of synth-pop icons Depeche Mode

Strong contemporary tailoring and pieces in a pallet of black, white, red and a shade of green amazed the fashionistas. Tight-fitting shorts styled with oversized blazers and crop tops giving us some of our favourite looks for SS19.


OLIVER SPENCER

Classy and classic, the SS19 of Oliver Spencer has taken classic tailoring to another level.

The colour pallet was in grey and ice blue tones and the fifty shades of... pink. The  tailored pieces were beautifuly combined with oversized coats or polo t-shirts bringing out a floral-spring mood, without floral patterns at all.. Well except the notable cinematic intro imagery with spring fields and flowers.

 It's worth mentioning the noteworthy model names who walked for Oliver Spencer's SS19 show, with our favourite one, Richard Biedul leading the runway.


Ben Sherman

The Ben Sherman SS19 collection was inspired by young rock and roll icons of the 60s and from the time period when the designer first visited America to build the identity of the brand.

Iconic checks and candy stripes fused together with a unique twist, blending rock and roll style with preppy ivy leagues looks to create the ideal Ben Sherman style. Colour pallets are rooted in different blues, silver pink and tomato cream. Dark Red and Olive Green become the new neutrals and a collaboration with HOUSE OF HOLLAND for the second season has as a result of several colours and prints.


ALEX MULLINS

This season Mullins showcased 27 looks, in a series of 9 triptychs in a perfect symmetry. The SS19 collection opened with a series of suits in khaki, black and tan all with contrasting coloured cut out vests more suited to a 90s rave pulled taut across the jackets, playing with proportion and genre.

Some of the highlight looks consist of ribbed knitted jumpers, white sweatshirts emblazoned with ‘Alex Mullins’ appealed to the logomania trend, metallics (yes; for the summer period!), standout pink and white suiting and Japanese inspired prints. 

Get the look: #LFWM Street Style exclusive

After four  cold days of catwalk shows, presentations and parties, that’s it for London Fashion Week Men’s for another six months. Everything you have seen, won't be out until August-September 2018, even though photographer Marc-Henri Ngandu captured some of the most interesting styling bits for you. Street Style will always be the biggest source of inspiration when it comes to styling and fashion so feel free to adopt the elements you loved to your personal style. 

Photographer: Marc-Henri Ngandu

London Fashion Week Men's Highlights: DAY 1

Saturday the 6th of January was the first official day of men's fashion celebration in London. The streets were full of bloggers and fashionistas, the shows were on fire and here are a few parting words on some of the first highlights.

JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN

John Lawrence Sullivan’s founder and designer, Arashi Yanagawa, opened London Fashion Week Men’s with a notable Autumn Winter 2018 collection which we loved here at REY. 

Leather, tailoring, purple and leopard print were some of the strongest elements in the show with the leather gloves to be the 'it' accessories. 

Styled by Anna Pesonen, the collection featured a certain degree of darkness with unambiguous references to films such as Twin Peaks, American Psycho, Matrix and Taxi Driver.


Ben Sherman x House Of Holland

 
 

Presented in a gallery inside Somerset House along the Thames, the show was a combination of dance performance and catwalk for the Ben Sherman x House of Holland collection.

 
 

The show featured 29 looks including track pants, fishtail parkas and some very natty Mod suits. Holland’s favoured graphics and the velvet pieces by Sherman were some of our favourite elements of the show but the most notable was the fact the Ben Sherman has sensibly recentered on its UK DNA. 

 
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The show is the latest example of the new direction Ben Sherman had taken since its acquisition by American fashion investment vehicle Marquee.


Liam Hodges

 
 

We all know Liam Hodges as the one who usually break the rules and with his latest show, he did it again. Mix and Match outfits with intense colours,  and strong references from punks to the 90s kids tv shows, were some of the  elements of his AW18 collection.

 
 

Polka dots and cartoon graphics on knitwear came as another 'new trend' from the designer and they have been combined with Slim tracksuits, tartan trousers and denim pieces resulting the new wave mix and match aesthetic.

 
 

 Qasimi

 
 

Qasimi AW18 collection is definetely one that we love here at REY as it's so close to our style and aesthetic. Inspired by socio-political issues, architecture as well as contemporary art; the new Qasimi collection consists of boxy coats, structured jackets, tartan patterns and wide long trousers.

 
 

The colour pallet of the collection comes in contrast with the bold shapes as we note a big range of earth colours and soft shades of burgundy.