I’ve not been able to find many images from LFWM of my attire, next season I’ll make sure I take some myself so I can reference them better for the blog.
Day 2 was unbelievably cold, my feet were frozen and I could barely type on my phone as my fingers were going numb. Despite that however, I think I managed to style it out with some ‘northern charm’ and act like all was good.
My suitcase was filled to the brim (that bloody cape took up half the space) so I didn’t think to pack a coat (or even a jumper to wear under the suit). But hey, the show must go on.
You know me by now, if I’m going to be wearing a suit, you know that suit is going to be somewhat ‘standout’ whether that be the accessories or the pattern/colours, I can’t do plain… It’s a curse really.
This year I had also rather excitingly bought myself a backpack. I know how nerdy that sounds, but I haven’t had one for quite some time so it felt like a thrill. The last one I bought was a squiggle print Vivienne Westwood backpack from the Africa collection and, although I loved it very much, it was falling to bits.
My main requirement was to find a bag that I could wear with a suit and it still look smart and sleek. That’s when I decided to by myself a rather boxy backpack from Dr. Martens and I must say, I absolutely adore it! Good job Harold.
All in all, I’m quite happy with this look, I know I wouldn’t be able to wear it everywhere but the suit itself can be worn as separates as it’s striking enough on their own. I might wear the trousers to work tomorrow, I’ve inspired myself just writing this.
Shirt: Vivienne Westwood
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Backpack: Dr. Martens
Pocket Square: YHIM
Glasses: Ray Ban
A quick snap of my attire on the second day of London Collections: Men AW16.
As usual, I had a bloody good time, saw some excellent shows and presentations, met some fantastic people and had a rather festive amount of alcohol.
My only kick in the nuts was that I didn’t get chance to see the Kit Neale show this season. I am a huge fan of their brand (as you can tell by my outfit) and it was a real shame to have missed it. But life goes on and I wore their clobber with pride.
Floppy Baker Boy Hat: Thomas Farthing
Rat Print Denim Jacket: Kit Neale
Rat Print Denim Jeans: Kit Neale
Black Leather Folder: Reiss
Running Trainers: Nike
I shit you not, I made it onto Tatler magazine’s list of best dressed men of the week at London Collections: Men AW14.
‘But what does it take to make it onto the list?’ I hear you ask. Everything I wore was 100% affordable. You don’t need a Burberry suit to look good, all it takes is a bit of accessorising and a playful attitude to achieve an outfit worthy of photographing. This season both of my suits were from Topman, thats right, Topman, not a bespoke tailors or Saville row, my ties were my designer accessories this season and my shoes were very generously donated to by my granddad.
Now, all the people in this list are rather well known names in the fashion industry and the public eye, so I have no idea how I managed (as a student) to be rubbing shoulders with some very big names.
The write up was really nice and quirky and out of all of them, I found mine to have a fair bit of humour behind it.
To have a gander at Tatler’s Best Dressed of the Week list, click here: http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/january-2014/best-dressed-of-the-week-100114
Credit: Marcus Dawes
I fancied splashing a bit of colour to the otherwise dreary day and torrential downpour that was September’s LFW.
From attending previous Fashion Weeks, i expected a bit more of a burst of colour, but the weather had definitely dampened a lot of spirits, Somerset House felt like a barren wasteland with the lack of people this season which was a touch unfortunate as there were some beautiful collections this year.
I was rather flattered to be shot by Joseph Kent (Unlimited by JK), this guy is a pro when it comes to Street-Style photography and I was pretty thrilled with my photo (after seeing so many unflattering pics from this season where I have frizzy windswept hair, mid conversation gurnings or the dreaded double chin, JK managed to cheer me up.)
I would definitely check out his blog if you want to see some beautiful Street-Style photography from London Fashion Week and other escapades.
The photo also appeared on the Daily Express online.
STREET STYLE: The most stylish and outlandish outfits from London Fashion Week
“Go bright or go home. This fashionable fellow teams his tomato-red suit with orange trainers and oversized glasses.”
“London Fashion Week is in full swing, which means London night life is competing with the runway’s high drama levels. Some of the best talent in fashion and music came together last night to play music and to celebrate the day’s shows. The fashion crowd joined DJs Princess Julia, King Charles, and many more at Dalston Superstore in support of the charity Shelter England.”
Photography: Babis Petridis
As you can see, here is a pic of my startled looking self on the the V Magazine website while attending a Fashion Party at the Dalston Superstore. This was quite a quirky little venue with brilliant music from King Charles (who I love) and many others.
It was nice to be able mingle and network with people as most fashion parties end up being a large, crowded rave without any chance of even mild conversation, this one was very different and I thoroughly enjoyed it… A brilliant end to DAY3 of London Fashion Week
Have a gander at the article: