The autumn/winter 2019 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s kicked off yesterday in its new home at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery. Our style editor Martina Ghia and fashion journalist Stephen George have taken over our social media for the weekend and here are all the highlights from DAY 1:
Day one showcased what London has become today: Upcoming and international designer names on the schedule with creativity and diversity on their best.
For Autumn-Winter 2019, Bobby Abley takes inspiration from his family and hometown of Scarborough, where he worked on the collection. Abley revisits his childhood; balaclavas, scarves and baby blankets are all replicated, hand knitted by his mother (and other relatives) and incorporated within the collection as one-off pieces. The family team of knitters also created cardigans and jumpers in fluorescent colours – a palette which recurs throughout the collection. The rest of the colours in the collection are inspired by Abley’s favourite characters from Pokémon.
90s and modern sport wear references were the main characteristics of ICEBERG AW19 show. Mickey became the protagonist of the apres-ski style of the collection which have been combined perfectly with the bold colours and the british punk references on grooming and styling.
JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN:
Live music from London indie group Wild Daughter, a plethora of leopard print and heavy leather trench coats and trousers were some of the John Lawrence Sullivan’s fashion elements during his underground AW19 show. Strong textures and bold colours have been combined to create the new contemporary menswear.
Amidst the current uncertain political and social climate, Qasimi’s urban nomad travels to the near future with a vision of hope within a utopian landscapefor autumn/winter 2019.
Utilitarian sportswear, bold colours with burgundy as the protagonist and protective layering are the three main trends that Qasimi is proposing for the next winter.
Concluding Day 1 it is worth to mention the British emerging talents who turned into tailoring with a twist for next winter.
CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY
Shot by Stephen Meisel, The Versace Fall Winter 2018 campaign features the longest-ever advertising image.
Side by side, the image features a cast of fifty four models symbolizing inlcusivity and diversity, key values for Donatella Versace and her vision for the brand.
“My team doesn’t just extend to my work team. The Versace Clans are made of all members of the Versace family – from customers to models, fans, photographers, stylists, friends, artists and all who believe that staying relevant means moving forward and making your voice heard – all who believe that fashion is not a way to just say ‘look at me’ but rather ‘look at me, I have something to say’.” she stated last when the very first promo video came out.
Kyle Lo Monaco is a London based fashion designer who doesn't like labels and barriers on his creations.
He has introduced himself through his custom and bespoke made services and finally we are happy to present you his first official project which is a capsule collection before the first completed Kyle Lo Monaco collection for Spring Summer 2019.
The 'Not of the Age' collection is taking inspiration from every day life activities that used to be a man's job but they have been adopted to be done by the modern woman of 2018 as well. Painting the walls, gardening or customizing a furniture are some of the activities that Kyle's mother has been doing in her daily routine and work as an interior designer, and that was the main inspiration of the collection. A modern mother that equally works and performs as the contemporary man of 2018. His mother and his strong heritage background have been strong influences of him and his projects in the past, and they still own a huge part of inspiration on the current collection.
Black, white and red are the main colours of the 'Not the Age' collection with oversized shirts, light layering and stripes patterns leading the project. Versatile, contemporary pieces that can be worn even from her boyfriend, as the collection has a gender fluid aesthetic.
The campaign is photographed by Christina Ebenezer and styled by Kyle Lo Monaco.