The 15th annual London Fashion Week Mens took place this past weekend, with many of the city’s most stylish residents flocking to the Truman Brewery, just off Brick Lane in Shoreditch, to view the key Autumn/Winter 2020 Menswear collections.
With runway shows from the likes of Münn, E. Tautz, Astrid Andersen and fashion-favourite Wales Bonner, as well as presentations from EASTWOOD DANSO, Kaushik Velendra and Omar Afridi, the 3-day event is not only the first glimpse at new, upcoming trends within the menswear category, but also a look to the future and what we can expect to be wearing during the cold winter months of 2020/2021.
Here are some of our highlights and favourite moments from LFWM 2020…
Launched in 1993, NEWGEN is a British Fashion Council initiative that supports the very best emerging talent within the industry, offering financial support, showcasing opportunities and business mentoring, with the aim to build “global, high end fashion brands of the future”.
Recipients of this year’s designer development scheme reflect and celebrate the best creatives within menswear design and included Art School, Nicholas Daley, paria / Farazanrh, Per Götesson and Stefan Cooke, all of whom hosted catwalk shows at the BFC Show Space, along with Ahluwhalia Studio and Bianca Saunders both showcasing in the BFC Presentation Space DiscoveryLAB.
Notable mention must goes to Bianca Saunders who delivered a refreshingly honest and authentic, simple yet effective, presentation of her work in the BFC DiscoveryLAB, with a line of satin-draped booths, dancing to the sounds of Jamaican dancehall music.
THE NED LOUNGE
The BFC partnered with Ned’s Club to host a pop-lounge within the LFWM Hub at the Truman Brewery, offering attendees the opportunity to experience a taster of the club itself.
Inspired by the “faded glamour” of the 1920s, the space hosted fashion editors, influencers, buyers and style lovers looking to kick back, catch up, relax and dine surrounded by Art Deco pieces in a palette of deep purples and reds. Attendees were able to sample California-style cuisine and a selection of the members only club’s favourite cocktails and Peroni beers, all provided by The Ned’s Malibu Kitchen restaurant.
As any experienced fashion week attendee will tell you, the catwalk is certainly not the only place to discover emerging new trends, with the streets outside the shows long established as a different kind of runway showcase for how people are dressing now.
London’s (and Europe’s) finest fashion revellers excelled themselves when it came to mastering the art of dressing for the shows this weekend – creating one-of-a-kind looks and ensembles, free from inhibition.
From tonal tailoring to splashes of fiery oranges and blues, granddad vests, cargo pants and outlandish overcoats, the mix and match of styles may have been diverse, but the overall vibe and feel was cohesive and strong.
Be sure to check out the LDNfashion Instagram page for our pick of the best LFWM street style looks and all of the outfit inspiration you will need this season.