Let's Hear It For The Boys: (FROM LEFT) Jonathan Saunders, Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum (Catwalking)
The London Collections: Men for Autumn Winter 2014, or LC:M for short, has just come to a close after three sassy days. FROWs made up with the likes of Nick Grimshaw, Tinie Tempah and Henry Holland have seen hundreds of must-have clothes but it’s not only the men who are coveting the designs. With the whole unisex dressing thing coming back around time and time again more and more women are allotting wardrobe space to menswear, we've totted up the five trends we will be slotting into our style...
1. Fluffy Coats
More Fluff For Your Coat (Catwalking)
The fluffy coat, faux fur of course, has rarely left our back in recent months and it seems the lads are keen to get in on the act as well. At Christopher Raeburn the male model of the moment, Edward Wilding hit the runway in a cream faux fur number whilst at Burberry, designer Christopher Bailey opted for a similar tone but left his coat open to reveal a string vest. Handy for ventilation under such a warm coat no doubt but we think we may leave that to the boys…
The Boys Have Got The Knitting Neddles Out! (Clockwise from top left): Topman Design, Jonathan Saunders, Sibling, Christopher Shannon, Christopher Kane and J.W.Anderson (Catwalking)
You can never go wrong with a jolly good bit of knitwear and LCM served up some directional as well as light hearted options. Sibling, the brand which gave us the oversized knitwear of autumn/winter 2013 is back at the knitting needles for their menswear collection. One of their looks, a blue roll neck jumper was teamed with a granddad-chic throw and a pair of co-ordinated blue short shorts, naturally. Overtly cosy wonders came from Topman design in the form of a thick red knitted roll neck with a serious amount of texture and Christopher Kane’s science inspired collection delivered another blue option with molecule textured relief. Get the Science goggles at the ready ladies…
3. Floor Length Coats
Max Your Coat: (From Left) Topman Design, Richard Nicoll, Agi and Sam and Alexander McQueen (Catwalking)
There is nothing better than an oversized floor length coat and instead of getting your masculine tailoring from the womenswear collections there is nowhere better to get yours from than the LCM catwalks. Oversized coats came in all colours and prints, from the deep red at Richard Nicoll to the powder blue at Topman design and the oversized checked coat from THE emerging London brand, Agi and Sam.
4. Crop Your Coat
Cropping It: (from left) Richard Nicoll, Topman Design and Burberry (Catwalking)
If the floor length coat isn’t for you, and you are thinking ahead for what your sping/summer wardrobe will need, then LCM was not short of options with modern aviator jackets, and most excitingly jackets with a heavy dose of fringing. Whilst Richard Nicoll showed an aviator jacket in what appears to be the colour for menswear this coming autumn/winter, blue, Burberry went all out with suede fringing with a graphic throw over the shoulder and Topman Design accessorised their checks with a lighter dose of fringing. Either way, get yourself one now and hit the rodeo. Ideally the Chanel rodeo…
5. Head To Toe Print
Tip To Toe: (from left) Christopher Shannon, J.W Anderson and Alexander McQueen (Catwalking)
Why opt for one printed piece when you can go matchy-matchy from head to toe! The boys are going all out for autumn/winter 2013 and we are intending on doing exactly that by snapping up the floral fancies from Christopher Shannon and J.W.Anderson and skirting around Alexander McQueen checks.