London Fashion Week
Men’s Autumn/Winter 2019
The 5th – 7th January brought the annual Men’s Fashion Week in London with brands showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2019 collections.
Although the cold weather across the last few months means all we can think about are warmer summer days, to help you get prepared and give you inspiration, I have rounded up a few brands that I think will reflect the trends for AW 2019, as well as looking at the street style from the event.
With the recent warnings on the effects of climate change, brands like Christopher Raeburn really stand out for creating sustainable and responsibly-sourced fashion. Their ideas are all crafted around recycled fabrics which are then repurposed to create aesthetic designs. For their 10th anniversary show, Raeburn recycled vintage parachutes and waste fabrics to create patch-work military style parkas and dungarees, contrasted with softer neutral cashmere knits. Main colours – khaki, black, orange.
King and Tuckfield
Inspired by the dancing and style of the designer’s Grandmother and Father in the 40s and 50s, King and Tuckfield incorporates denim and merino wool to give an effortless, classic and simple design. From their AW 19 collection they have kept with the smart neutral style, with denim shirts, stripes and classical camel and checked duster coats, as well as cream ribbed corduroy jackets. Main colours – denim blue, grey, beige.
Saul Nash is definitely a designer to watch. Having recently graduated from the Royal College of Art studying Menswear, Nash incorporates his love for performance and dance with London suburban style to “re-invent sportswear”. The collection was almost a modern twist on 80s/90s hip hop street sportswear, featuring lightweight fabrics, contrast piping and a looser fit. It was worn by dancers at the show giving a personal connection between the design and purpose. Main colours – navy, muted yellow, cream.
Moving over to audience style at LFWM, outfits mainly consisted of neutral colours (beiges, greys and muted baby blues), along with bold pops of yellow. This season has really embraced the oversized coats and jackets, with parkas, shearling and leather aviator jackets and the classic trench/duster coats. Many looks also incorporated subtle patterns which brought a detailed contrast to the heavy neutral fabrics of the coats.