Marika Page – one of FAULT’s Fashion Editors and Freelance Stylist – presents a round-up from this year’s London Collections: Men.
2 minute Q&A:
FAULT: Stand-out show?M: Richard Nicoll for wearability but also exciting show pieces like his silver jumpsuit! Celebrating post-punk ‘no-wave’ rebellion featuring beanies and paint splashed prints.
Best newcomer?Xander Zhou for hitting all the right trends: Typography (his ‘boys will be boys’ sweaters), long coats and colour ‘accenting’ against black.
Weirdest item/style/pattern? Christopher Kane’s Frankenstein graphic prints, J.W. Anderson’s bandeau tops and ruffled shorts, and Sibling’s mushroom shaped hats.
Top piece of advice for stylists looking forward to Autumn/Winter? Look to Katie Eary‘s show for how winter florals can be made to look masculine.
General advice on styles to look for/avoid? Long coats, bomber jackets, combining sports wear and tailoring, colour ‘accenting’ red and black, typography, holographic, and oversized wear. A major presence of bright orange presented in the collections which personally I would avoid (as it’s so difficult to wear!).
James Long: Striking Autumn colours and passion for texture.
Katie Eary: shows us how florals can be made more masculine.
Matthew Miller: I love this long coat and overall 90’s grunge look.
Matthew Miller: Best typography. Referencing 90s grunge.
Christopher Shannon: Best bomber jacket.
Christopher Shannon: Coolest leather trousers and overall urban look.
Richard Nicoll: ‘Post-punk’.
Richard Nicoll: Showpiece silver jumpsuit.
Richard Nicoll: Oversized coat.
Richard Nicoll: I love the beanie and injection of bright teal against the navy colour.
Shaun Samson: Best jumper trending oversized.
Topman Design: Colour Block. Wearable in different shades of deep red.
Xander Zhou: Fierce. Long coat and colour ‘accenting’ red and black.