June 16, 2014

Fashion | Day Two of the Spring/Summer London Collections: Men.



Hello lovely readers, day two of the lunacy that is the LC:M has drawn to a close which means it's time for my likes, lusts and loves of the day!

A Quick Disclaimer:
It's no secret that my taste in men's fashion is quite an old-fashioned approach. Simplicity of intricacy is what I like. Whether it be a sharp suit or a tender tee, I enjoy the visual of time travel. However, this does not affect my opinions on the variety that the LC:M offers. I'm partial to the unorthodox, after all! 

The bizarre likes of KTZ kicked off the second day with an explosion of a fire and ash palette. Although the absorption of heat would be through the roof, I cannot fault the impeccable volume of attitude that remained throughout. It is an easily possible prediction that the truly stylish of men will be rocking this look next season.

Orlebar Brown.
Source: Giorgina Waltier.
I wouldn't be surprised if the women (and a few men, most likely) viewing Orlebar Brown's collection didn't faint at each turn. That's what usually happens when you're surrounded by chiseled man and handsome pups. Adam Brown left the room salivating at the practical and wearable beachwear. May I take a pair of sunglasses, one bulldog and a about a dozen topless models to go, please?

Sustaining the burst of colour was Irish designer, J. W. Anderson. Discarding the refinery of last year, Anderson has let hit natural gift for creating sophisticated clothing for him and her shine through the SS15 collection. Each piece sustained an abstract background with just the right amount of masculinity to successfully glue the pieces of look together.
Hackett London.
Source: @Hackett London.

Oliver Spencer gave us a tropical pizzazz with an array of casually fashionable pieces and some divine
accessories. I particularly enjoyed the flower print blazer and shirt ensembles. Although, the real eye-catcher for me was the passion for mixing and matching and making combinations into a day-to-day wardrobe rack.

All jaws were on the floor from the beginning, during and upon finishing at the Hackett London show. This is one of my absolute favourite brands in the fashion industry. Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings know how to display such impeccable attire and maintain their quest to unleash British Style upon the world. This time around, there were camel loafers, the clash of the of the patterns and linen tailored suits, to name but a few. The fantastic presentation ended with a confident strut by none other than Jeremy himself. Can polka dot and stripe coexist on one body? Yes. Yes, they can.

Duchamp.
Source: catwalking.com
Jimmy Choo debuted their first ever LCM show today and what an impact they made. We were given a chic selection of deck shoes, tasseled lounging loafers, platforms and the odd khaki shorts in pristine white and classic Jimmy Choo house styles.

Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Duchamp supplied their utmost best evening attire for next season. From metallic royal blues, to spiraling floral, to matte tartan, Duchamp has sewn a string of fit-for-gatherings-and-dates suits. I will be begging all of my male friends to acquire a suit or two from this collection.

We have now arrived to an event that is always impatiently anticipated. That's right, it's time for the Alexander McQueen extravaganza. For the SS14 collection, the Royal College of Surgeons were the honourble host location for this presentation of sudden splashes of colour upon a plain canvas. With drenched-look razor-blade fringes, the models of McQueen looked their usual expressionless, abnormally desirable state. I especially adored the crisscross flare of colour on their bomber jacket number. The unconventional slashes of finely tuned colour and ever amplified style factor made this show, yet again, a memorable one.

Alexander McQueen.
Sources: GQ and @WorldMcQueen.
Well, that is it for today! I can't believe the final day is tomorrow. Time flies when you're having fun, so they say. As a parting gift, here are my top three photos of David Gandy today. Enjoy!

David Gandy. Center: With Oliver Cheshire.
Source: @ModusPR and British Fashion Council
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