The fifth London Men’s Fashion Week showcased innovative emerging talent alongside global menswear brands, highlighting the breadth and diversity of British fashion talent. Favourites of LC:M SS15 included Christopher Shannon’s collection, said to be inspired by an “emo teenagers bedroom”, featuring hand made graphic collages reminiscent of an adolescent scrapbook, nineties mini hair buns, multi-coloured mirrored sunglasses and sulky teenage expressions. The DKNY show presented a similar sense of nostalgia, with curtains, blue hair mascara and classic baseball style logo shirts, recalling a distinctly American youth. Nineties Britpop style was juxtaposed with a classic seventies aesthetic at Topman, whilst Katie Eary’s collection melded rodeo style shapes with a psychedelic seventies palette of pinks, purples and oranges and a heavy dose of denim and fringing. Perhaps the stand out of the three days was father son duo Casely-Hayford’s second runway collection, the mantra of which was “can’t put a cost on looking like a bawse”, summing up the brands effortless aesthetic of classic English menswear tailoring updated with modern fabrics and detailing.

Baartmans and Siegel
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Casely-Hayford
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Christopher Shannon
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DKNY
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Fashion East
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Fashion EastAlan Crocetti
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Fashion EastMarques Almeida
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James Long
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J.W. Anderson
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Katie Eary
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Kit Neale
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Matthew Miller
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Sankuanz
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Xander Zhou
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Words by Angelica Mandy
Images by Corrine Noel

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