Hello again. I know that with every entry I start to write I promise to make time and write something once a week. Truth is, marketing life keeps taking over my social life and work never ends. As I saw my schedule for this week and next two weeks, I wonder when will I have time for ME?!! They thing I’ve learned is that time management is your bff. Let’s see how that works out for me.
It is time for fashion. Collection season, model mayhem and behind the scene shots. It is London Collections: Men time. More specifically Men’s Spring/Summer 2016 collections. We’ve been seeing some amazing work so far, it is only day 2, and we still have the big brand heavy hitters still left to be showcased. I am going to around up two days of fashions in this post.
Lou Dalton has been one of my favorites, a brand I always look forward to see what her Man will evolve too next. After an amazing Fall/Winter 2015 collection I expected the bar to be even higher and did Dalton delivered. It was a collection that reminisced 90’s fashions. It was an hommage to windbreakers and nylon but done in Madras and Prince of Wales that made it look fresh and modern, no other way to explain it. It was a utilitarian with pockets on tops nicely paired with short and tailored pants. It was a cool collection with color, idea and accessibility.
Hardy Amies is a hit or miss for me. Although, Hardy Amies is a well established and well-tailored brand sometimes they bore me. For spring/summer 2016 head designer Mehmet Ali looked at 2001: Space Odyssey and for what you wear to travel or go on a journey as inspiration. There were hints or aviation, astronaut wear done in subtle colors and in cuts that are classic modern. It was styled nice, it was wearable and it is chic.
Coach did a full length fashion show for their menswear. A chic 60’s inspired collection that celebrated a decade full of boy bands and amazing fashion. Stuart Vevers celebrated the young 60’s kids growing up and showcased a young and modern collection. Amazing outerwear, sealing sandals and patchwork messenger bags played nicely with psychedelic prints in bright orange, greens and hints or violet. Great first collection from many more to come.
YMC is a brand that I usually just skim through. Only worthy of a Pin or two. Yet, for SS2016 they happen to be themselves but refined. It was the separates, the bomber jackets, the gemstone color jades and blues that made me take a second look at this collection. It was simple without being overly designed. It was wearable in away that everything that came down the runway can be imagined in your closet. This is not an over the top brand, it showed today and it showed that they should be taken serious.
London Collections: Men is the first stop of what is Men’s Fashion Spring Summer 2016. Many more posts to come. Make sure to check out the Instagram @morethanabowtie for more coverage of runway collections.