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Richard Nicoll for his debut SS13 menswear collection shared a sense of easy modern elegance, classic lines with his signature casual sportswear aesthetic and touches of regency decadence. Leather was super supplied in colourful tones including a shirt, shorts and jacket.
Pringle of Scotland, founded in 1815, combined ease and function of modern performance wear with the luxurious detailing of traditional english country pursuits. The iconic argyle sweaters reappeared in urban camouflage jacquard and indigo combinations.
Hardy Amies SS13 was inspired by the legacy of the brand’s innovative founder Sir Hardy and designed for the modern man. Their refined and distinctly British collection celebrated timeless style highlighted by perfectly cut tailoring and easy outerwear.
Richard James presented their ‘Urban Fete’ collection, inspired by a cherished British institution that sees the city come alive with glorious colour and celebration. This was a lifting, celebratory collection that featured bold primary colours and enlightening floral prints.
Christopher Raeburn’s SS13 collection embodied two characteristics his designs have become known for: style and function. Every garment was considered, from the textured feel of a leather toggle to the performance of sustainably sourced fabrics.
MAN sponsored by Topman & FashionEast opened day two’s London Collections at The Old Sorting Offices in Holborn. Celebrating the 15th consecutive season, MAN team invited the trio Astrid Andersen, Agi&Sam and Shaun Samson to show their SS13 collections.
Astrid Andersen presented the concept of a soft gentleman who battled with mind, body and soul to achieve the unachievable. While Agi&Sam splashed with freedom using bold patterns for a masculine, playful and sporty collection. Shaun Samson was inspired by teen angst, and gave reference to different ways guys deal with and release their emotions though their hobbies.
Katie Eary, one of the most promising new menswear labels in London, reflected her obsession with the West Coast of America and California skaters. Silhouettes were XXL with slim, low-cut jeans in orange and aqua blue.
Matthew Miller wrapped day two of the London Collections with ‘Citations’. His collection fabrications were the highlight, encompassing glass and aluminium in a strong, monochrome palette.
GQ.com soon for more street style from London Collections: Men.
The London Collections kicked its brogues off today for what promises to be a vibrant three days of the best British tailoring and dapper styles. From Hackett London and Topman Design, to Lou Dalton and Oliver Spencer, the first day had it all. Highlights from Matthew Zorpas…
The show began at 11am with the 80’s America-inspired Topman Design collection. Conventional tailoring and bold neoprene graphics were in full force and created a young rebellious upbeat collection for SS13.
Xander Zhou presented “Fleurdelism” drawing inspiration form the big outdoors and camping. “London has always sent out a strong, young and experimental vibe and provides a platform for cutting edge designers,” Zhou commented. He played with shape and created the image of young men in slightly oversized garments.
Either inspired by British culture, or born and raised within in, British menswear designers top up every expectation today. Make sure you stay tuned for more coverage of London Collections.
Q:I am planning to go to turkey for 2 or 3 days and this is my 1st visit to turkey.i want to visit the best turkish menswear and accessory shops/boutiques.Let me know where to go?
You should stay at the House hotel http://www.filepmotwary.com/motwary/2011/12/matthew-zorpas-reports-the-house-hotel-galatasaray.html
New designer to check out in Turkey Hatice Gokce http://www.filepmotwary.com/motwary/2011/12/matthew-zorpas-reports-hatice-gokce.html
You should also contact Erk Erkaya 00905327077885 or email erk@locallyistanbul. for a local/ personal city tour to the fashion districts..
I just came back from a trip to Tusting leather goods factory in the heart of the English countryside.
Tusting is a fifth generation firm who have been tanning, grading and trading the world’s finest leathers for over 130 years. I had the pleasure today to meet some of their talented team of Craftsmen and go through the whole process of production of their flawless leather goods. It’s a shame that my photo journey can’t be combined with the distinctive leather smell.
For more information visit http://www.tusting.co.uk/
Special thanks to PushPR girls, Becky Ringer & Frankie Murray.
Here in London we haven’t seen much sun in a while, but this afternoon a visit to MAWI headquarters was enough to brighten up my day! London based luxury jewellery brand MAWI is known for mixing opposing themes and with over 4,000 designs has become an influential current in the realm of statement accessories. Inspiration is derived from Mawi’s affinity for collecting antique trinkets and baubles, a passion that mingles with a bold forward-thinking vision.
Mawi Keivom, Creative Director, mentioned that she is now working on clutch bags and two partnerships to launch during London Fashion Week in September. She also talked about the partnership with world’s largest teen site for online dress up games Stardoll.com . The platform allows users to create their own ‘MeDoll’ to dress and style from a selection of virtual stores. MAWI virtual boutique is situated within the Starplazza shopping complex and allows users to try on, and buy with the community’s virtual currency. Come on, you should give it a go! For more information visit: http://www.mawi.co.uk/