Posted on 08 January 2019
Well well… another year, another Men’s London fashion week. here’s some quick highlights on what went down to kick off this year in menswear
Wacky World; Designers are finally free from the heavy expectations placed on their womenswear so they let their imagination run wild….
Bobby Abley’s obsession with Pokemon was made very clear with a literal appearance by Pikachu on the catwalk; and topped with the rest of his collection, featuring prints of Pokemon characters. Pokemon, may just be the prints you’ll be wearing by the end of the year – “High fashion Pokemon”.
Craig Green featured plastic, throughout his collection. Not quite practical but we’re hoping its mass production will be eco-friendly! However it’s always fun to experiment.
Christopher Raeburn has considered serious warmth when it came to his collection; giving his winter collection the big old “OTT” treatment. Something, I feel us Aussies don’t particularly have to worry about.
Finally rounding up the weirdness Xander Zhou featured a Wookiee-lookalike! Not sure why, but it’s weird and that seems to be the underlying theme this season.
Other things we saw at London Men’s Fashion Week;
-At the time of the London identity crisis, many designers including Craig Green and Hussein Chalayan definitely flew the flag for British menswear.
– We saw many emerging designer showcases this season. Due to big houses (such as Burberry) abandoning Men’s Fashion Weeks for a mixed show later in the year, this has given young designers a chance to dominate the week – Nigerian-born Mowalola Ogunlesi being one of them.
– Increasingly designers are merging typical Men’s and Women’s fashion together, therefore a standalone Men’s Fashion Week might not be around for much longer. Could this be the end of the divided Men’s Fashion & Women’s Fashion weeks?
–Kiko Kostadinov has clearly and artistically expressed his heavy inspiration taken from the Japanese horror flick, the Ring.
Stay Tuned for more, Men’s Fashion Week season updates, when we head to Milano, Paris and New York!