I have never been compelled to attend the Menswear London Collections, but having done some research since Day One and surveying the collections themselves, I feel myself displaying a sense of regret. Tailoring at its finest, quirky looks which you question in terms of practicality and the odd TV star making a catwalk debut.
Lou Dalton went for a sporty look fro Spring Summer 2013 with lot’s of panelling and playing with fabrics, I liked the fun this collection brought but balanced with wearability too.
Hackett was as dapper as ever, showing off its tailoring talents which made the label famous. The collection looks like its borrowing from Gatsby and no time like the present to engage in a little 1920s.
Topman Design was probably my favourite, simply because I think the collection is kind of unisex, insofar as, I would happily wear any of it. The models look liked they could take to skateboards at any time, with lot’s of print and colour, mixed up with shorts and t-shirts. The Topman customer will love this.
Spencer Hart, not too far away from Hackett, was tailoring heaven. The dark palate of navy, grey and black was sophisticated and sexy. These guys should dress all men. The show culminated with a former rugby captain and my new favourite person Sherlock dressed in PJs walking the catwalk with swagger alongside two blonde models.