After a brilliant pre-LCM show from Joshua Kane Bespoke (and an after party to match) it was time start London Collections: Men in proper fashion. I threw on my bright red Moschino sweater and a large hat to try and disguise my raging hangover and we were off!
First show of the season was Topman Design and what a bloody show to begin with. I was in pure ecstasy watching endless amounts of tall, young skinny creatures adorning large tartan suits and big oversized fur coats. It was a bizarre nostalgia trip with models sporting what looked like bowling shoes, western shirts, boiler suits and a whole lot of attitude while the video screen played some sort of acid trip not too dissimilar to The Beatles’ more “experimental” days. The video beautifully transitioned into different colours and shapes which complimented (or dare I say clashed) with the collection nicely. It was perfection watching Topman boldly and brashly capture a spectrum of cult clothing and key trends of yesteryear, from the punk movement to the mod scene and with teddy boy fit coats and all the charm of Marlon Brando in the film The Wild One. And Oh The music! With the song Crazy Horses being blasted out with such ferocity it was clear to see why everyone was bobbing there heads and tapping their feet and thinking about ‘the good old days’ of the seventies.
You can find my other mini reviews from London Collections: Men on the Atlas Magazine website.
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
“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:
Sometimes you find the odd photograph of yourself where you’re pulling a ridiculous face (please ignore the phone call pout)
This image was taken by Abbie Stern and you can check out her Facebook page by clicking the link bellow
In the ‘The Daily’ Fashion paper at London Fashion Week with Byron London
Jacket: Vintage from San Francisco (made from a real US Flag)
T-Shirt: Vivienne Westwood print by Sinthesis
Tartan Kilt: Charity Shop
Tartan Jeans: Camden Market
Boots: Dr. Martens