Fashion Week Finale – Menswear Roundup

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Carolyn Massey

While the most popular womenswear shows at London Fashion Week were still championing polished dresses and heels (Erdem, Michael van der Ham, Christopher Kane), the latest crop of menswear is strictly casual, albeit with a twist.  Although tailoring is represented by Savile Row’s finest – E.Tautz, Ozwald Boateng and Hardy Amies among them – it’s the young casualwear guns with the widest appeal.  Today’s menswear designers agreed on contrast-coloured panelled shirts, printed backpacks, tailored trackpants and lots of jewellery and decoration.

Sibling

Standout show of the day was J.W. Anderson, a vision of romantic youth culture with photo-printed T-shirts and punk mesh tops, styled with slim ankle-grazing trousers and oversized horse shoe charm jewellery.  Jonathan Anderson’s aesthetic is a unisex vision of menswear, something I have noticed becoming more common in menswear in recent years.  Knitwear collective Sibling’s cashmere twinsets and animal-print cardigans for men have achieved great acclaim since their debut two years ago.  This season they continue their pop graphic direction with Lichtenstein polka dots and Robert Indiana targets and typography (above).  Carolyn Massey (top) is one of London Fashion Week’s favourite new menswear stars, a designer who has a great instinct for commercial menswear with a side serving of cool.  Hosting her presentation in Somerset House’s airy Portico Room on the sunniest day in September, her upbeat palette of cobalt blue and daffodil yellow heralded a fitting end to London’s spring-summer 2010 collections.

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23rd September, 2010  9:33 am | Posted by: |Disneyrollergirl, London Fashion Week, Menswear | No Comments »

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