While you may be dreaming of summer sun, the men’s fashion world is getting prepped for next winter with the autumn/winter 2015 collections being showcased at London Collections: Men over the last few days. Returning to the capital for the sixth year in a row, we went along to the menswear equivalent of London Fashion Week to round-up all the key trends and styles on and off the catwalk.
Start by casting your mind into the future with our sneak peek into the fashion trends and items you’ll be wearing soon.
On the Catwalk
If we had to pick one word to describe LC:M it would be shearling. The sheer amount of the fuzzy stuff has us thinking that it’s guaranteed to be the ‘it’ item of the season. GQ even declared that ‘Seventies Shearling’ was trending during the fashion event. From classic beige to vibrant blue, there’s a cosy option for everyone next winter.
As noted by GQ, the shearling trend certainly nodded to the seventies era but it wasn’t just the furry fleece that had us dreaming of Woodstock, peace and love. J. W. Anderson models swished down the catwalk in bell-bottoms and suede for the most die-hard hippie, while 70s inspired fringing caught our eye. Burberry Prorsum sent models down the catwalk wearing fringed ponchos, while tassels were added to the designs shown at Topman and J.W. Anderson. After the success of the women’s Burberry wrap last season, could this be the start of a new cult trend: the moncho?
The casual aesthetic that has been seeping into our wardrobes for months is going to hit men’s wardrobes with style. The suit typically comprises of a blazer and trousers made in the same material, but not anymore. The new suit consists of tailored trousers and a jacket or coat. For inspiration look to Tom Ford, where models wore black trousers and white shirts paired with a houndstooth coat for an über cool 60s look.
Other notable trends included dark forest green, which graced leather bags, fur, trousers and coats. The roll neck sweater still stood strong, with several designers opting for a polo neck jumper and suit combination for a modern mod look.
Off the Catwalk
But fashion isn’t just about the clothes on the catwalk, the world’s most stylish men (and women) were out in force. Here’s our pick of the best looks on the street:
Beards: A clean shave is no longer cool, if you want to be photographed you’ll need a groomed beard on your chin.
FROW: If all else fails, make friends with any of the following: Nick Grimshaw, David Gandy or Tinie Tempah – regulars at the shows- your guaranteed to get a photograph in every noteworthy fashion magazine.
(Catwalk images courtesy of GQ, style.com. Street style images courtesy of mirror.co.uk, Gurd Loyal @gurd_loyal)