The Autumn/Winter 2019 edition of London Fashion Week Men’s has come to an end. Showcasing three days of emerging talent, bold looks and insane street style, the anticipated event kicked off 2019 in spectacular fashion and if this is anything to go by, it will be another exciting year for the men’s fashion sphere.
From technical sportswear, ’60s inspired threads, bold prints and oversized cuts, ICON Street Editor Roberto Malizia was front and centre for the entirety and if there are any designers to watch, these would be it.
Keep scrolling for ICON’s highlights from London Fashion Week Men’s Autumn/Winter 2019.
It’s true that everyone loves Pokémon, and if anyone has nailed incorporating pop-culture into niche sportswear, it’s Bobby Abley. Incorporating his favourite childhood character into an entire collection, the line boasts modern prints adorned across technical fabrics with masterful colour clashes.
Band of Outsiders
Inspired by the 60’s era, combined with earthy tones, the theme of this collection stems from “the first man on the moon” – not the event itself but about a young rebel crowd witnessing the event. Set behind an old-school library, the Los Angeles-founded label Band of Outsiders aims to provide complete wardrobes to an all-inclusive group of individuals.
Launching in Italy in 1974, Iceberg takes high-end ski wear to a whole new level. Showcasing premium knitwear, oversized outerwear and wearable basics, the silhouettes are emblazoned with loud logos prints, clashes of purple and neon yellow and finished off with street-worthy ski accessories.
Private Policy by GQ
Sartorial edge reigns. Established in 2015, the relatively new company has seen huge support from the world’s largest publications and now Private Policy managed to steal the show on Day 2 of LFWM. The runway was a slew of deconstructed formal workwear with a strong edge, transforming standard cuts into oversized and modern shapes paying homage to bankers, robbers, and everyday workers.
Hands down the most fun presentation I have seen – provoking yet equally cool – the Autumn/Winter 2019 collection celebrated the legacy of the designer’s 1980’s “Motor King” collection. Infusing vintage designs with futuristic style cues in the form of technical fabrics and insane graphics, it is safe to say that Michiko is a genius.
Fashion East is a not-for-profit initiative that has been supporting young, talented designers for the last 18 years. Supporting the beginning of now-industry names including Martine Rose and JW Anderson just to mention a few, the group is also backers of Robyn Lynch, Mowalola and Stefan Cooke all showcased as part of the Fashion East runway.
Matthew Dainty and Ben Cottrell teamed up with three industry giants to bring to life their latest collection. Allegri the Italian master of the raincoats, reinterpreted key silhouettes into modern and technical designs, Reebok created the “sneaker” of the runway – a mix between a sneaker and a loafer – and lastly, Cottweiler collaborated closely with Australian eyewear label, Andy Wolf.
It could be said that the Craig Green man flows on a path different from anyone else. What can be described as nomadic, the harmony and shape in his clothes is incredibly well balanced, adorning the unique threads with every colour on the spectrum from neon pink to softer tones of burnt orange.
Last but not least, Chalayan Menswear is inspired by sporting activities. Making this collection incredibly versatile, dynamic and importantly wearable, the high use of layers makes it very easy to deconstruct each look for multipurpose wear.
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