Document goes backstage during London Collection Men’s FW16 to take a closer look at highlights from the week, photographed by Romain Duquesne.
Delivering a “knock-out” collection, Sibling took boxing as an inspiration for this most recent FW16 collection. Highlights included knitwear which made the most cool, yet luxurious boxing accessories, such as gloves and headgear, trickling down to the finale floor length robes with shawl collars.
Topman delivered a strong mash up of trends this season. From crushed velvet suits, to floral patterned silk tops, fluid wide leg trousers, and most excitingly a selection of worn, distressed denim that ranged from the chicest overcoat, to the interestingly proportioned matching denim sets.
Burberry has always been looked to for outerwear, and with this men’s show, they took their task of outerwear dressing very seriously delivering the most delectable offering. From duffle coats to parkas, bombers to the most luxorious furs, shearlings to military inspired capes, there was not one beat that was missed at this show.
Still possessing a dark undertone which the brand has always embraced this collection seems to have taken a page from American sports culture. The striped motif resembled that of referee uniforms, varsity style jackets dominated their outerwear, and baseball uniforms pants became the casual pant of choice.
Saturated trippy colors and youthful rebellion set the tone for Moschino’s latest mens offering. While the silhouettes stay pretty classic and understated, the pop-like graphics, and fluorescent spray paint resembling finishes keep the excitement and shock value which Jeremy has been known for, look after look.
A touch of S&M, a touch of sport, and a touch of leisure, all joined together with Jonathan’s hand at tailoring setting the tone for the eclectic offering of FW16.
Agi & Sam
Agi & Sam presented a collection that was rooted in traditional menswear ideas, but made aspirational as you noticed their play on proportions. Highlights and the real attention grabbers are oversized overcoats with displaced pockets, extended sleeves on knits, or cropped boxy jackets all paired with slouchy trousers. They also introduced womenswear this season that closely followed the same tailoring codes.
Coach 1941 has always exercised it’s cool, youthful factor, and this time American musical genres seemed to be the reference. The most exciting time period, being the subtle ode to the origins of hip hop in New York City which erupted in the late 70’s- 80’s; you can’t really get much cooler than that.
Xander challenges views on sexual fluidity and gender identity with his latest collection offering. He seeks to explore not so colloquial standards of beauty, and highlights the imperfections that make for excitement and an interesting point of view.