Menswear AW15 Fashion Trends From The Capital

The now four-day London Collections: Men fashion week has come to the capital to show off menswear 2015. We’ve been closely following the action and here’s everything you need to know.

Menswear 2015 Fashion Trends From The Capital

Once again the word on everyone's lips for London Collections: Men is “breadth.” The capital shows such variety that the sixth biannual event is becoming a must in menswear.
London attracts a wide range of takes on men's fashion from the sartorial splendour of Saville Row to the wild and wacky creations of up and coming designers. Again, 2015 promised to offer nothing less.
This January saw the event extend to four days with 32 catwalk shows, 37 presentations and over 150 designers. The vast, sprawling offering matches the city in creativity, history and character.
Following the menswear SS15 shows, we couldn't wait to see the fashion trends that would be shown this season. Here's all you need to know.

Almost Androgyny

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Moschino is known for their bombastic pop culture references which has ramped up in recent seasons. Likewise, this year saw them tenuously balance between masculinity and femininity with eye-catching creations.
For menswear AW15 they showed a mix of fur, plaid, patchwork, quilting and lamé. The sumptuous use of fabric was juxtaposed with the toned pecks and hard abs of the male models.
Whereas, Sibling went for full-on gender bending pink for their Cherry Bomb show. The striped scarves and blazers have a naughty schoolboy meets candy striper vibe. Yet, the infusion of punk and tongue-in-cheek attitude will undoubtedly be an influential trend in the coming months.

Military Musings

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The majority of the shows, however, conformed to lacklustre and deep tones to suit the frosty months. Alexander McQueen successfully infused these deep hues with even deeper meaning in their menswear AW15 line.
Like their womenswear line, Alexander McQueen used the powerful image of a flower as a starting point. The nod to military cuts were then decorated with poppies. Following the London poppy tribute to fallen wartime heroes and the recent horrific incidents in Paris, this show has imbued their use of florals with a different meaning.
The fashion house designer, Sarah Burton spoke to Vogue about this contrast. She said, “This is uniform – but not military.”
Likewise, JW Anderson adorned their coats with over-sized poppy buttons. Military influences are often a reference to masculinity but it seems this year the fashion industry are only calling for peace.

Trumping Tradition

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This year saw Tom Ford embrace new media for the first time by shunning his usual classic, highly controlled presentations. Instead he embraced image-leaking by setting up softboxes lighting and a white backdrop, according to GQ.
This saw a dramatic departure from previous years and the clothing adapted accordingly. Slimmer fits, thinner lapels and some sixties influences gave a breath of fresh air to proceedings.
Meanwhile, a burgeoning fashion week makes its name in auspicious talent and LC:M is no different. One name that has been making waves is Craig Green according to the Business of Fashion. The loose lines and clear vision makes this collection one to watch.
London Collections: Men proves that menswear AW15 is a reflection of wider society. You can see it in the new aesthetic of the sexes, a comment on war and peace and even movement towards the future. We look forward to seeing these garments on our rails.
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(Main image from The Telegraph)