Check out our top sartorial suits from London Fashion Week Menswear AW20 and get ready to #RockItForRacing
Oversized suits continue to be a BIG trend.
Feng Chen Wang – inspired but the Wuyi Mountains in Japan, the enormous shoulders of the suit jacket slope steeply downwards. The colour palette is an ombre of greys from dark to icy grey representing the clouds and shadows on the mountains at dawn. Using maps of the meridian system (path through the life energy know as ‘qi’ flows) Feng places jade and agate beads at acupoints on the suit, shirt and chain belt to foster physical and mental wellbeing
Chalayan – Suit trousers billowed with exaggerated open pleated seams down the front. The cropped boxy suit jacket has a button tab strap exposing the back of the right lapel.
Colourful suits will brighten up a cold grey day.
Mark Fast goes high contrast with his pink suit teaming with a black polo neck jumper and an on trend chunky scarf heavily fringed.
Feng Chen Wang sees red. Ready for a cold day at the races, she teams a red suit with a red sports jacket. The red suit jacket has two lapels and two rows of buttons on one side giving the illusion of two jackets layered.
Hannah Sosna from University of Westminster was inspired by the birth of colour television and the introduction of test cards. Hannah uses bold colourful geometric prints.
Suits with a Sporty Twist
Kaushik Velendra Inspired by the DNA of sportswear using space age fabrications such as magnetic zips and heat reactive felt that naturally moulds over the contours of the shoulders eliminating the need for traditional padding. However if you do want padding, Velendra’s removable shoulder moulds act like armour.
Feng Chen Wang’s oversized black suit is adorned with sporty stripes and on one side two lapels and two rows of buttons given the illusion of two jackets worn.
Contemporary twist on classic Suits
Bianca Saunders –Light grey suit with buttonless jacket layered with a longer length waistcoat. Here teamed with cerulean blue polo neck jumper in nylon. The seams on the trousers purposely twist around to the front at the bottom.
Malan Breton updates the grey pin stripe suit with exaggerated wide shawl lapels in soft velvet along with his signature peak shoulders.
In Gold We Trust continues giving tailored suits a mix up. This time the colour navy and black on a smart double-breasted jacket and trousers.
Leather and Sequins
Another trend for AW20 is leather trousers and suits. 1 x 1 Studio uses metal zips with large ring pullers to adorn their oversized suit jacket. Uses vegan leather.
For the festive races and parties go all out in a sequined suit. Malan Breton reflective sequins and their pattern represent the embers of the Rising Phoenix.
Feng Chen Wang – courtesy of Karla Otto
Chalayan –Elizabeth Pantaleo for NOWFASHION
Mark Fast –Chris Yates Media
Hannah Sosna – Steven Cornish
Kaushik Velendra – courtesy of Spring London
1 x 1 Studio – Agency Eleven
Bianca Saunders – Silvia Draz
Malan Breton – courtesy of Pop PR
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1 x 1 Studio – Eclipse Magazine
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is Eclipse Magazine’s Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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