Last week marked the fifth anniversary of London Fashion Week Men’s, (also known as LFWM) and kicked off the menswear collection shows for the Spring Summer 18 season.
We had the privilege of attending some fantastic shows and presentations and have decided to round up our top 3 collections for SS18.
Timeless, classic and quintessentially British perfectly sum up Oliver Spencer as a designer. His collections manage to stay very consistent throughout the seasons, with a different twist being brought to each one. This LFWM, Oli drew his inspiration from the diversity and versatility of the people of London. The range also reflects the ever-changing nature of this vibrant metropolis, displayed in Oli’s recent designs. A colour palette of cool blues, pinks and ecru bring a bright and refreshing colour to this SS18 range. Artisan prints, cheques and stripes provide great texture, whilst also bringing interesting design detail to the garments. The show ended with a walk from all the models wearing tees printed with ‘Love Town’. This is yet another reflection on the City of London, showing strength, unity and togetherness.
Led by the man himself, David Beckham represents Kent and Curwen for a second year at LFWM. Classic British sportswear once again plays the biggest role in this collection. 50s style suits, blazers and coats run throughout, layered over loose fitting vests and white shirts. In addition, military greens, pale blues and creams run through the collection, with block stripes and cricket cable knits creating interesting and nostalgic pieces. A unique presentation to say the least, the models walked around a ‘high school gym’ to form an old sporting photo to finish. A very wearable and old school collection, from a revived British contemporary brand for SS18.
Founders Nicholas Biela and James Waller, graduates of the London College of Fashion, have once again produced an outstanding collection for SS18. This year, Blood Brother has produced an 80’s inspired collection with a ‘Back to the Future’ feel. Broad shouldered suits and relaxed tracksuit bottoms come together to form an effortless look, largely represented across the streetwear scene. Furthermore, nylon fabrics have been revived, creating unique and statement pieces such as bum bags and longline bombers. Lastly, Blood Brother has continued with its use of utilitarian pieces, adding belts, bags and parachute harnesses to create some interesting finishing details for their SS18 collection.
There were countless other great shows and presentations from the likes of Barbour, Nigel Cabourn, KTZ and many more. As London Fashion Week Men’s continues to grow, it’s great to see designers and brands go from strength to strength and here at Scaramouche + Fandango, we can’t wait to see what’s next.