This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Katie Eary LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.
Revisiting your childhood toy box is a nostalgic way to begin a rainy Sunday morning, and that’s what J.W. Anderson did. Bringing a child-like quality to LCM, the collection saw sleeves for days with the cast donning extremely elongated sleeves that skimmed the floor, reminding us of the times we’d dress up in our father’s oversized knitwear. Strands of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” fed into the show with models storming through a maze-like corridors with a disembodied voice narrating the story and eerie bird noises approaching a darker atmosphere. Playtime had the boys wearing aviation goggles, jigsaw print, and brick-toned crowns seemingly made from magnetic construction toy sets. Nirvana plaids, muted colours, radiant gradients and pilot-like jumpsuits (perhaps this is Anderson’s take on the onsie) ran throughout leaving the audience, including A$AP Rocky, wanting more. Anderson made some Egyptian references using their cotton and printing jumpers and trousers with jackals. The clothes gave us masculine touches with military bombers and trenches as well as dropped shoulders, but remaining uncompromising to his androgynous interpretation of menswear, he introduced a new variation of the sought after Pierce bag – subtly saying that it’s a bag for men as well. One thing’s for sure, when times get hard and you don’t want to adult anymore, J.W. Anderson reminded us that it’s never too late to release your inner child.
Words: Lizzie Griffin
Photography: Jon Payne
Taking inspiration from Bruce Brown’s Motorcycle classic, Belstaff decided to bring the dirt track to London with a film-set homage to On Any Sunday, making it a weekend to remember. Heavily influenced by the “King of Cool”, Steve McQueen, the models lazed back on the vintage cars and motor cycles dressed in hand-waxed leather clad and aviator shades. The cast had a carefree attitude exuding off of their rugged exterior – you could almost smell the motor oil radiating off of them. Integral to this collection was the personalisation of the leather jackets and the references to the sun-bleached palette of the film. Recognisable personas from the track were replicated in this collection: Romero with a diamond hand-waxed leather application and Mashburn’s black and yellow colour schemes. These pieces celebrated the pioneering era of 1970s racers as Frederik Dyhr, Belstaff VP Men’s Design explains, “[It] was a defining time for Belstaff because leather manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic were really embracing this idea of personalising leatherwear and so began an era of strong colour direction”.
Rough-edged, lived-in looks, rich tobacco tonals and black burnished finishes set the tone for most outfits. Paying tribute to racing as a coveted sport, we saw relaxed open necklines – an ode to the racing shirts of the 1970s. As a nice surprise Belstaff showed us five looks from the Women’s SS17 pre collection, again taking carefree biker-goddess attitudes as well as hand-waxed suede and lightweight straight-leg denim. The show carried on outside thrilling the public with Twelve-time Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin MBE performing crazy bike stunts a stones throw away from Queen Liz’s 90thbirthday luncheon. A rather noisy, but lovely birthday surprise, we think!
Words: Lizzie Griffin
This LCM season FAULT Magazine have partnered up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter to add a new perspective to our LCM reporting. Dougie attended the Christopher Raeburn LCM SS17 show and shares his thoughts on the collection below. Stay up to date with Dougie’s thoughts live by following him on twitter and Instagram.
You can never go wrong with mixing space and fashion in my books. I’m a huge fan of astrology and space exploration, so the theme of this show was totally up my street. Many of the items either had Astro like prints or some kind of nod to modern and old Russian space program suits.
For me the shorts were spot on length wise and cut as I like them – just half way on the knee. The sound track included the new Radiohead song which I was totally stoked on.
All the usual suspects attended the show. Sadly I have no more Oliver Cheshire in pink speedo stories, but I did shaky handy with Mr Gandy 😉 .
The overall vibe was good, and wearable on a day to day basis. Peace!
Words: Dougie Poynter
Day 3 of LC:M featured the S/S ’17 collections of designers such as Ximon Lee and PIETER. Below, FAULT’s Menswear Editor Kristine Kilty picks out her key looks from each of the aforementioned collections:
With thanks to Addison Lee for providing FAULT Staff with transport this season