Tuesday, 23 June 2015

LCM | Trends and Highlights - SS16 Menswear Review (Part II - House of Holland, Hardy Amies, Casely-Hayford, Christopher Kane, Topman Design, YMC, J W Anderson, Belstaff, Baartman and Siegel, Tiger of Sweden)

London Collections Men | SS16
Part II: House of Holland, Hardy Amies, Casely-Hayford, Christopher Kane, Topman Design, YMC, J W Anderson, Belstaff, Baartman and Siegel, Tiger of Sweden

House of Holland
One of the most fun labels doing po-mo and retro stuff season after season, House of Holland submerges into the youthful subculture with flashy sportswear. The not-so-grungy twist on London youth culture updates the looks that we have come to know and love in the last few years, since the domination of fast-fashion and Topman.
House of Holland SS16 Menswear Highlights

Hardy Amies
If we compare this with the older seasons of Hardy Amies, the label is almost unrecognisable. In a more modern take to create read-to-wear that is still smart and tailored, the Saville Row label incorporates suits into everyday apparel. But the essence of the label is not lost because evidence shows that perfectly tailored trousers are the powerhouse pieces this season.
Hardy Amies SS16 Menswear Highlights

Casely-Hayford SS16 Menswear Highlights

Christopher Kane
Vectors and geometry are still the heart and soul of Christopher Kane but this time, the label's embrace of greys and lilacs is a head-turning move. The collection stays true to graphic appeal as it always has. Also, the garments digitise the look with pixelations and bright, almost seizure causing colours - but in a good way. Christopher Kane knows the power of interesting patterns in contrast with colour blocking and that makes the styling in this lookbook so much more effective.
Christopher Kane SS16 Menswear Highlights

Topman Design
Topman Design SS16 Menswear Highlights

What You Must Love about YMC is that there is so much to choose from. This collection is almost a collage of different styles, fabrics and materials to create exceptional runway looks. But these looks can easily translate into anyone's wardrobe because it really is about putting together different pieces to reflect personal style.
YMC SS16 Menswear Highlights

J W Anderson
J W Anderson SS16 Menswear Highlights

Of course, a label that is known for making jackets is will make jackets. Belstaff in its desert showroom unveils the the utilitarian garments for survival - however, this doesn't subtract any points of style with interesting patterns and different materials, Belstaff is cleverly using its fame to push out for other pieces and accessories like scarves and stylish cross-body bags.
Belstaff SS16 Menswear Highlights

Baartman and Siegel
Baartman and Siegel SS16 Menswear Highlights

Tiger of Sweden
Once again, one of my favourite collections at LCM, Tiger of Sweden released some of the most iconic pieces this season. The label is also perfect for my demo with extremely wearable pieces. Most powerfully, the collection strikes the balance between work and play - which is just play because fashion should be fun. Suits, cropped pants and sneakers are the ingredients of contemporary youthful energy.
Tiger of Sweden SS16 Menswear Highlights

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