London Fashion Week Men once more headlines this season as Menswear is making waves on the international fashion front as London takes centre stage.
So what makes London so special. When it comes to style as Brit’s we embrace tradition, fine craftsmanship, sartorial elegance and the debonair attitude to look immaculate. These are the home grown talent designers that Britain are proud to call their own making their mark on the fashion scene.
There has been a decline in British manufacturing since the Industrial Revolution and Fashion Designers such as Nick Ashley Creative Director of Menswear Label Private White V.C. are pioneering the concept of Made in Britain to challenge that.
Private White V.C.
The heart of the label’s collection remains at the core of the Designer’s muse Private Jack White an Army War Veteran that served with the 6th Kings Own Royal Regiment Lancaster during The First World War.
Each garment by Private White V.C. is British-made luxury clothing inspired by Victoria Cross Recipient Private Jack White is handmade at their factory in Manchester, England.
Nick Ashley, Commented specifically on the versatility of the collection with a piece in mind on utilising clothing such as The Family Coat can be worn by both male and female.
The Rain Proof Mac on display during the presentation was a signature piece in the form of a beautiful cape was elegantly quirky introducing a new stance on menswear trends this season.
The exquisite palette colours of a cobalt blue, mixed with an olive green gave the clothes rich textures contrast well against grey, charcoal, and beige tweeds paired with fine luxury wool and cashmere.
Meanwhile at Oliver Spencer and Chester Barrie Savile Row, we saw the return of Blackwatch tartan paving it’s way for a comeback conjuring the Ivy League Preppy vibes of the 90’s. I think Cher Horowitz from Clueless would so approve.
It seems both Menswear Fashion labels have embraced the ‘see now by now’ at this weekend’s London Fashion Week Men’s including Ben Sherman joining the latest concept in digital shopping retail innovation.
As Designers are gravitating towards innovative social media and ‘Buy Now’ platform Vero collaborates again with Oliver Spencer for AW2017 on a specially designed umbrella available to purchase through Vero. This season Oliver Spencer has created a collection titled ‘Velvet Head Twist’ inspired by the cultural roots of music and fashion.
The colour palettes are sophisticated in shades of autumnal burnt orange, forest green contrast well with powder blue, pink blush and grey. Spencer introduces oversized parka coats, powder blue polo necks, soft leather bombers and signature cropped trousers are coherent in the collection.
At Chester Barrie AW 2017 opulence and decadence sets the scene for elegance in the nineteen thirties surroundings of Smith & Wollensky. The collection celebrates the elements of classic sophistication adding contemporary twist to tuxedo’s and smoking jackets. With Awards season in full swing this is formal dresswear when it matters most for Red Carpet Glamour, Society Balls and Weddings.
The trends which impact this season on the catwalk were checks and tartans playing their pivotal role emphasizing colour tones and intriguing surface textures are evident in Chester Barrie’s Jacket Collection. Fine Italian and English cloths such as West Country Cloths kept in line with tradition of Made In Britain conceptdistinctively introduce softness and substance in the collection. Classic colour hues and textures are fashioned into the range brought warmth and intrigue with complimentary tones of petrol blue, russet, green and urban tweeds draped from the body.