13 January 2017
London Fashion Week: Men’s Trend Summary
WHAT London Fashion Week: Men’s Trend Summary
WHEN 13th January 2017
London Fashion Week Men SS17 kicked off last week, which ran from the 6th January to the 9th January 2017. This was a time to showcase Britain's best designers and their sartorial offerings for the coming season and in my opinion this season was the best so far. London Fashion Week Men Spring and Summer 2017 gave us a snapshot of the warm seasons and trends.
Without my individually picking my favourite designers, this season I thought I’d simply focus on the trends and items we fellas should keep an eye out for. This season's runway will once again bear the signs of changes in the industry, visible to varying degrees in the four fashion capitals.
Most designers collection showcased in three styles, the first being a 90's brit pop era with slim tailored silhouettes and a punchy colour palette - spanning indigo, pink, turquoise and citrus - merges tradition and rebellion. We saw another side of layering which conveys effortless, with that hint of tradition. The 'preppy look’ is certainly translatable throughout the world.
The Velsoir collection was inspired by the ceremonial dress of certain tribes. The collection was truly unique and showcased the traditional western suit was not a natural consideration, yet the garments convey importance and are symbolic of a man’s stature.
Another designers focused on the casual elements, buffalo kids, ravers and other tribal uniforms from various youth subcultures make an appearance in the collection. The collection is everything I would imagine the first menswear collection to be, it remains true to brands traditional from his signature pattern and playful style. The collection was playful, young and very much so fun.
Other such as Belstaff’s focused on the concept of the great British desert explorer to it. The pieces showcased the fearless explorer and luxury for a modern lifestyle all influenced by Belstaff’s rich history and archives. It conveyed the desire for discovery in the world’s most hot and unforgiving of landscapes.