INFASHIONITY was in London to experience London Collections: Men for the first time.
From classic tailoring to new designers, discover everything about my trip, from what I wore, to the presentations and shows I had the chance to attend, in the 2 following articles.
“Are you coming to the UK for work? Leisure?”
Traveling for fashion purposes is the real deal. I got to feel the vibe at London’s own men’s fashion week, called London Collections: Men. The event showcases a mix of traditional menswear and contemporary design. It also is a chance for both household names (such as Burberry or Alexander McQueen) as well as upcoming designers to present their collections.
During my stay in London I met fellow blogger, architecture student and very kind Toni Tran from Fashitects. Our blogger connection enabled us to both shoot a lot of content. I want to take the opportunity to thank Toni for his warm welcome. My LCM wouldnt have been the same without him.
Upon my arrival in the british capital and after shooting a first look, the first presentation I got to attend was by classic british House Ede & Ravenscroft, which holds three official “royal warrants” as robe makers for members of the royal family. (just that).
The collections was split into 4 main themes
“City Gent” was one of my favourites, with a camel and grey colour palette. A luxurious camel coat and a double-breasted grey wool jacket looked very manly and chic on the charismatic model.
My second favourite theme was “Formal Dress”, thanks to an exquisite purple velvet suit
The overall extremely elegant collection succeeded at bringing a contemporary touch to classic silhouettes and wardrobe classic.
I also got the chance to attend the DUCHAMP London presentation.
In the gorgeous setting of the Rosewood Hotel in London, live musicians and a Monroe-esque singer created a retro jazzy vibe. A gin tonic in hand ,my attention was quickly grabbed by the evening wear.
It mixed color and graphic- geometric patterns in a sophisticated and modern way.
Another favorite was this check print overcoat.
As you know, my personal style balances between modern dandy and street minimalism.
The London vibe definitely pushed me towards the preppy side.
And what better location to shoot than Picadilly circus in the afternoon, red buses and black cabs surrounding me . I got totally lost in the urban vibe, while sort of paying homage to british designers.
Indeed, I paired a Burberry jacket to Neil barrett trousers, and Vivienne Westwood boot brogues.
The touch of colour echoed the shade of my Hermès tie.
The combination of the pants shape with the high boots were my way of keeping the outfit contemporary.
Pants – Neil Barrett
Jacket – Burberry
I hope you enjoyed this first part of my british adventure.
see you soon for part 2