Just in case you missed it, here are our favourite collections from the final day of London Fashion Week Men’s.
The final day of London Fashion Week Men’s kicked off to an inspired start as Craig Green was the first show of the day. Housed in The Workhouse in South London, guests were summoned to sit in a large, open-planned space separated by black material dividers, awaiting the much-anticipated show to begin.
As the morning sunlight entered the space through the dividers, the rays lit up sections of the floor, reminiscent of the summer solstice. This theme of primitive ritual continued throughout the show as ‘Craig Green’s nomadic men reach new frontiers of self-discovery’.
The collection itself harked back to his past collections, strongly featuring an architectural approach to design as well as incorporating structural elements. Having said this, however, Green’s collections somehow feel entirely new time and again. The menswear designer has tapped into something unique and is a staple of British design.
Blood Brother is the rising star of this London Fashion Week season. After successfully launching their collaboration with River Island on Saturday evening in the Hoxton Basement, they took to the catwalk on Monday to showcase their autumn/winter ‘18 collection.
Madonna’s Lucky Star played to a backdrop of life-size lottery balls which set the stage for the central theme of the collection, namely new money style icons. Blood Brother’s commentary on popular culture’s thirst for fast money and overnight success materialised in flashy 80s-inspired ski suits and gaudy animal-prints.
The luxury streak continued throughout the designs, where the clothes on show featured materials like velvet, leather and snakeskin and had emblazoned slogans like ‘Money Bags’ and ‘It Could Be You!’ – the catchy tag-line of the National Lottery advertisements.
Bobby Abley is the designer who has made a name for himself for his comedic and light-hearted approach to design. Each season he reinvents and reimagines iconic 90s television shows which, if you’re anything like us at neighbourhood, we just grew into big kids nostalgia still has that affect on us. It is for this reason that fashion week goers eagerly await to see which classic cartoon will be the latest subject of Abley’s genius.
After showing as one of the final designers of this season’s schedule late on Monday evening, Abley did not disappoint. His playful clothes featured some of our most loved characters from the Looney Tunes, including Tweety as a fluffy yellow jumper paired with yellow tartan trousers and his antagonist Sylvester as an all-black look with incorporated yellow feathers. This not only delivers a humorous narrative to the show but rounds up this season of London Fashion Week Men’s with some (much needed) light relief.