Author: Karen Grace

Highlights of London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018

London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 Highlights Alex Mullins This season Mullins captured the feeling of ’90s perfume adverts, reforming it through a black mirror and into the modern world. Floral placement and daisy graphics appear across macs, shirting and travel bags. John Smedley Titled:  ‘Precision/Fluidity’ Precision – Tailored for a sharp finish, the extra fine merino wool suit is lined with wild silk printed with the emblem of the season. This is a signature style will be exclusively retailed via the brand’s Jermyn Street store which celebrates its one-year anniversary this year. Fluidity – The emblem of the...

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LFW MEN’S SS18: BEN SHERMAN

London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 Ben Sherman Titled: Peacock Revolution The SS18 collection takes inspiration from the 1960s Peacock Revolution when young men challenged the staid restrictions of the ‘normal’ masculine dress sense and embraced the Bohemian and psychedelic flamboyancy in patterns and colours. Revisiting Ben Sherman’s heritage and love of music, the collection gives a nostalgic nod to the music and iconic festival posters of the ’60s. Tailoring is soft and relaxed creating a contemporary silhouette that is still reflective of the season’s psychedelic inspiration. Vintage, British and spring floral art patterns are used throughout the collection....

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LFW MEN’S SS18: SONGZIO

SS18London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 2018 Songzio Titled: Crossing Veils South Korean designer, SONGZIO presented his SS18 collection entitled ‘Crossing Veils’ at London Fashion Week Men’s. This season marks the brand’s third UK showcase outside of the Paris and Seoul fashion weeks. It’s stripes, stripes and more stripes – ranging from jaunty wide awning stripe suits teamed with candy striped shirts, clean calk striped suits teamed with shadow striped shirts, to the more sombre classic pinstripe suit. Look closely and you’ll find a print inside the awning and candy stripes. This print took inspiration from two portrait paintings by...

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LFW AW17 Designer: Paul Costelloe

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 Designer: Paul Costelloe For AW17 Paul Costelloe’s inspiration is taken from Alison Weir’s historic biography ‘The Lost Tudor Princess’: the Life of Margaret Douglas Countess of Lennox’. Like the beautiful and tempestuous Margaret, the collection is bold in spirit, dominant in image and strong in content. With a nod to the Tudor period, sleeves are exaggerated and lengths are diverse, with styles such as bell, hanging and semi puffed sleeves bringing back the excitement that was once relished by courtesans of the great palaces. One quilted leather dress emulates the Tudor man’s skirted jerkin/doublet...

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LFW AW17 Designer: Zeynep Kartal

London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017 Designer: Zeynep Kartal For AW17, Turkish born and UK based designer Zeynep Kartal unveiled her ninth season ready to wear collection titled: Constance – named after the legendary British florist of the 1920s – Constance Spry. Constance Spry devoted years to the cultivation of particular varieties of antique roses and in honour, Zeynep’s collection features hand embellished antique rose motifs. The 1920s were the Glitz and Glamour era and Kartal uses high gloss satins, soft faux furs, luxurious velvet and handmade lace to capture that vintage decade. The collection yields a dynamic infusion of...

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