I don't know if its just me and I know how chaotic a fashion week can be but I find the London show more than so. No Bueno. The Menswear collection was shown on, September 22nd, the last day of London fashion week held at its home at the Neo-classical building in the heart of London, the Somerset House. There were a lot of hit and miss for me for the collection that was shown. The pret-a-porter collections can tend to have this feeling that it is so common that it is underwhelming. Aside from a few of the collections that I like the rest was quite a snooze. Nevertheless, here were the collections that day.
September 18, 2010
Daks' Filippo Scuffi presented a very relaxed collection with muted colors like gray, white and mustard/yellow. The separates are awesome and definitely works to mix and match with the rest of the collection.
September 21, 2010
Todd Lynn's collection felt soft yet had a feel of armor to the tops. I love the black asymmetrical jacket a lot.
Burbery Prorsum's Christopher Bailey showcased some of the men's collection on his women's show which included, again, some hints of military/biker pieces.
John Rocha's mens collection is quite interesting, he chucked the deconstructed look and opted to a more tailored look. the result, amazing.
September 22, 2010
Lou Dalton's collection was simple but with a nice touch of details to keep it interesting. I like the shorts with the oversized pockets and the subdued striped pattern was quite nice actually.
Topman's spring/summer collection featured a wide range of pieces that has a nice set of bold colors, great texture techniques and easy layering. I find the boxer shorts quite interesting.
Christopher Shannon's collection has a mix of asymmetrical cuts and jersey shirts and light colored camo. It was risque without being vulgar. The last few pieces featured pastel colored confetti-esque attached to them, and little bags that reminds me of a japanese anime.
J.W. Anderson's collection featured Swarovski crystals, bondage straps, sheer fabric and doilies, yep as in your grandmother's doilies. True to his own asthetic, the collection still featured soft tailoring pieces with a punk twist to them.
E.Tauz's Patrick Grant showcased a collection that is mod and very wearable. I like the cuts on the suits but the high waisted pants is quite painful to see.
The MAN show consists of different designers that Topman and Fashion East brings together. This year included Felipe Rojas Llanos which a very sleek collection of sheer, luxurious but very wearable collection. I love the voluminous overcoats that created drama for the collection. The second collection is by Martine Rose that featured a lot of those Curtain fabric mixed with some sort shiny fabric or leather that I'm not a big fan of. The third collection is by New Power Studio pretty much featured edgy streetwear with very interesting neckpieces.
According to James Long, his spring/summer collection was inspired by hazy American summers. I love the color palette that he used for this collection. The Knits and leather jackets are not as half bad either.
KTZ's (Kokon to Zai) Marjan Pejoski and Sasko Bezovski created a warrior/millitary-esque collection. This was one of the better shows I've seen from that day. Kudos for the duo that made me want those ninja sandals. Sure some of the pieces was borderline costumey at least It didn't bore me.
Ozwald Boateng's spring/summer collection was huge 103 looks to be exact. It has every single look you can think of. I still cant believe how big the collection was. I personally had the hard time picking the top 3 looks that summarize the whole collection. There were so many strong looks and different cuts, textures. I'm still quite speechless. Ones the full video becomes available I would surely feature it here. Bravo Monsieur Boateng!