We are finally caught up in this time of the year every person of style loves and craves about. The series of 2015 Fashion Events began and we are going to start with one in particular, which has “opened the ball” this year itself. It is the place where innovation, momentousness and creativity go way beyond limit and surpass every expectation – London Collections: Men | Autumn/Winter 2015. As always, they hit the fashion world with their best shot. The artistic side of the the high-end brands and designers from the British menswear industry is just something undoubtedly worthy to inspire from.
Scrolling down, you will have been noticed that we have paved the way to the most impressive looks that ran the catwalk this season in London. Of course, in Male-Extravaganza’s point of view, meaning that we would not recommend you something we would not gladly wear!
We were thinking to choose 4 outfits from every brand/designer we have decided to write about, but Burberry Prorsum’s A/W ’15 Collection really brought us over to make an exception.
We have a Three-C to describe this amazing collection in our own words: colorful, captivating and contrasting. Embracing a classically bohemian pattern, playing around with textures like wool cashmere, shearling and corduroy, this top collection from Burberry would not be complete without this accessory game: from grainy leather carryall bags, to scottish-woven checked, cashmere scarves all the way to opticals and sunglasses in small square, rectangular and round designs.
Tigers of Sweden looks seem really masculine on the stage. Their new collection showcases a monochromatic style, in most of the outfits being featured the layering of the bomber jacket and the well-tailored suit. If you would like to gain some self-confidence and improve your appearance in terms of manliness, Tigers of Sweden’s AW15 collection is worthy to be taken into consideration.
Joshua Kane’s AW ’15 Collection is entitled “Exploration Fawcett” and, in our opinion, it is desired to enhance the posture of a defining, noble gentleman. It is his first runway show ever, but he would not let that to be seen. His collection was definitely a success and we are proud to say it won a place on our Top 3. “Exploration Fawcett” is inspired from a rakish gentleman explorer, named Percy Fawcett, who cut a fine figure across the Victorian society. See more looks on the official website.
Alexander McQueen makes once again his entrance the way we are used to: in an emotionally powerful manner. The well-known designer approached a gothic style, and he covered the theme with his full hand. Even the models looked like some creepy horror movie characters. Giving that, the show was quite delightful and applaused for its authenticity. Our favorite item is the dramatic overcoat presented within a contemporary edge ambiance, and one of the side effects was represented by the peony motif.
We consider the Topman’s new collection a surprise. To be honest, we would have expected to a more classical approach, but who doesn’t like surprises? The very popular British brands’ collection consists in a retro show, with full-denim outfits, checked-grey trousers wide at the bottom and atypical, colourful tartan suits styled with sneakers. I think we have the right to call them the trendsetters of this season, by all means.
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KTZ’s Autumn/Winter Collection for this year is described by the attitude of the potential urban villain. The designer’s vision goes beyond imagination and, with combinations between grey nuances and strong black, he manages to put up a very distinctive, yet wearable collection.
This season Dunhill’s collection embodies the dapper, effortless, contemporary dandy. If one’s wish is to be imposant and wants to walk with a stateliness attitude, Dunhill got him covered. Knitwear and corduray are the key-fabrics used for this wonderful collection.
Margaret Howell transforms her London Wigmore Street boutique into a catwalk and for Autumn/Winter 2015 her take on heritage blended with signature pared-down utilitarian aesthetic. Rollnecks and knitwear were featured under soft tailoring and outerwear, as highlighted by pinstripe suiting and cable-detailed knitwear. Howell favours a relaxed silhouette, with mannish trousers and slouchy jackets that also extend to her womenswear.
Another heavy, tallow-faced entry is showcased by Lee Roach’s collection at the London Men’s Collections AW 2015. Going with a minimalistic pattern, it seems that Roach tends to invoke monotony outside a man’s lightless clothing. If I were Lee Roach, I would call this collection “Sobriety”.
We are indeed honored to be featuring Xander Zhou’s collection, as being a part of our “favorite outfits” post. And you know why? Because we would not expect that either. Xander Zhou’s collections are tagged with the ‘unrealistic’ etiquette, and hopefully this collection is going to be a revelation. Menswear is often related to well-tailored suits and classical style. Well, look at this collection. Would you dare arguing with us about the beauty of this configuration? Whether it is a thematical concept or not, Xander Zhou drags the modernism, the playfulness and the flamboyant extravagance out of this collection.
As the Savile Row’s representatives say, the bespoke tailors of Savile Row along with the Woolmark Company presented the modern face of British elegance to the international audience. The collection is a reminder of the fact that London is the world capital of masculine style, and has been for over two centuries. The tailoring consists in a powerful combination of qualitative materials – principally Merino Wool – and first class craftsmanship.
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For Autumn Winter 2015 Casely-Hayford draws inspiration from a group of runaways, seeking an alternative existence outside the narrow grates and stipulations of modern city life. Twilights and diffused lines and checks are used to create new gentler contrasts between shades of black, white and grey, enclosed with bitter brights: orange, hot pink and vibrant blue.
In other words, this was the selection with further analysis on some of our favorite looks from London Collections – Men: AW 2015. Looking back to the article in which we talked about the AW 14 Trends from LCM, we were happy to say that, thanks to LCM, “men can finally have the much coveted thing that women have had for years; choice in matter of clothes”. Well, this year, not only that you have had where to choose from, but also to find a great source of inspiration in order to enlarge the boundaries of your imagination.
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Images source: londoncollections.co.uk