Day One of LCM got off to a great (but groggy!) start. Armed with my coconut water after a late night with friends at the McQ x Dust magazine party I hit the streets of London covering shows for both my own site and for Candid Magazine. Along the way, I met up with fellow menswear bloggers (and new fashion friends!) Kish and Carl Cunard.
The Fashion ...
It seemed designers had headed East for inspiration this season, with eclectic all-over prints, patterns and embroidery. At Craig Green it came in the form of indian draping, tribal patterned separates and pieces together with lace. While at Oliver Spencer it was louche relaxed trousers, mao collar jackets and Oliver Spencer's staple granddad shirt. Dark indigo denim, brocade lapel-less jackets in deep navy rounded out this collection. The CMMN show was inspired by a trip to Moroccan Souks and the theives, artists and vendors that inhabit Marrakech. The vibrant atmosphere provided the perfect setting for both standout pieces like a dusty pink leather jacket and everyday workwear. Split pants appeared at both Topman and Craig Green. While the trousers throughout came relaxed and tapered. The colour palette throughout the day took it's cues from the deserted vibe with washed out pinks, sable, cinnamon and peach.
Many designers opted for presentations instead of a runway show. From YMC who staged a presentation using their own diverse staff to Phoebe English who's set was comprised of a giant embroidery hoop with plain cotton fabric and where the models were seen working on small embroidery hoops in this static presentation.I also got the chance to check out an amazing installation at the BFC show space by Diego Vanassibara entitled "The Crying Forest" a nod to deforestation in the Amazon. The shoes are all in custom printed fabrics and leather with detailed soles in contrasting colours.
I was all partied out from the McQ party the night before (see my McQ hoodie look here ->) so I skipped out on Day One After parties in order to catch up on sleep!
For day one at #LCM I opted for a coordinating printed short set from Christopher Kane. The decay print was from Kane's last Spring/Summer collection and the moment I laid eyes on it a few months ago - I knew it had to be mine! I completed the look with tonal hightop's in black and neon also from Christopher Kane. Rounding out the look was a mesh tank from Dries, to keep cool in the humidity and a charm necklace of my own creation! My black python bag came in handy for toting around invites, my camera, and charger, while my vintage sunnies kept me shielded from bright studio lights and flashing cameras outside the shows.