We spent the last 4 days gracing a few of the Menswear shows and presentations. We were again impressed with the range of diverse collections, and it was great to see our Soho neighbours Oliver Spencer, YMC and Paul Smith presenting their Spring/Summer 2016 lines too. We were even fortunate enough to view the SS16 collection for James Long - whose collaboration with River Island Design Forum had our very own Joe style the hair for the campaign.
London Collections: Men showcases British brands and emerging fashion talent emphasising the creative and commercial importance of London in the Mens fashion sector. Contributions from global menswear brands, Savile Row tailors and new innovative designers ensures that London is the front runner and main staple of the menswear calendar.
With the fashion elite, editors, models, bloggers and all types of dapper gentleman descending on the capital for LCM we were truly inspired as always by the street - a great source of fashion style! This weekend the streets of London represented creative expression in the form of clothing!
And while we spotted lots of key fashion trends - from a flock of adidas trainers, staple hats, statement jumpers, classic tailored trousers, 3 piece suits and a 'Joe' favourite of double denim… We could not help but notice the rise of the 'Man Clutch'.
Past seasons have seen the likes of the 'Man Skirt' or 'Man Leggings' become popular but this year saw the 'Man Clutch' adorn the arms of the vast majority of LCM SS16 attendees!
Gone are the days of bulging pockets, heavy holdalls or obstructive backpacks… We welcome the man clutch as a practical yet stylish accessory to carry your smart phone, tablet, wallet, keys, and you could even fit a hair or beard product and comb for daily grooming purposes while you are on the go!
So our accessory trend forecast for the modern man is to simply style your outfit up with a sophisticated leather or printed clutch or style your suit down with a more causal version - as you can see from our street style shots.
Look out for our next post on LCM SS16 design trends from the runway.