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London Fashion Week Men’s came at the perfect time, perhaps when we all needed it the most with the current political upheaval. It was a pure reminder of good and the incredible talent that makes London such a draw for creative folk.

The 1883 team enjoyed countless shows, perused thought-provoking presentations and have rounded up some of our favorite highlights:

 

Charles Jeffrey - LOVERBOY

 A parade of wacky extravagance hit the runway in the form of puffy sleeves, paint slashed props and graphic genius from LFWM darling, Charles Jeffrey. For his first stand-alone show, Jeffrey produced a dance-inducing ode to the London he knows and the London we are all striving for - a place for equality, freedom and expression. Most of all it was fantastic flamboyance with a real, raw expression of someone’s innermost thought and world view in a parade showcasing the best of what London has to offer.

 

 

MATTHEW MILLER

 Stoke-on-Trent born designer Miller has always been ahead of the game with his use of sustainable digital technology, and this collection was no different. Keeping within his signature style, Miller showcased an extremely accessible and wearable collection of finely tailored jackets, comfy baggy separates and cutting edge design perfect for the sports/smart wear lover.

 

 

WHAT WE WEAR

Via a simple yet effective presentation, What We Wear made its mark on LFWM as the coolest and most relatable brand yet. Set on a basketball court in East London, What We Wear presented a bang on trend collection proving they are well aware of their audience and can easily capture their attention, this time through a SS18 collection that was a perfectly assorted mix of athleisure and timeless pieces.

 

 

BERTHOLD

Ah, Raimund. Once again you’ve managed to encapsulate this summer’s trends perfectly. Berthold’s SS18 show stuck to its roots with a selection of sharply tailored light weight coats, this time interjected with colour-blocked bags and accessories. Since his graduation from CSM in 2005, Berthold has mastered the art of simply cool menswear and has successfully retained his title as the designer who understands menswear down to a T.

 

 

TOURNE DE TRANSMISSION

Oversized bags, patent trenches and the colour orange - these trends amongst utterly desirable separates made up Tourne De Transmission’s SS18 show. Creating a multi-dimensional collection is not a new concept for designer Graeme Vaughn. Since 2012, TDT has become synonymous with the sweet combination of art and music, an exploration of culture and blimey, how good it looks when they join together.

 

 

BODYBOUND

Bodybound knows how to cater for the modern man by producing futuristic pieces made with a combination of traditional craftsmanship. Their SS18 catwalk showcased a diverse and wearable collection full of fun pieces for those with a undying curiosity of rebellion. With cerulean hues and floral designs, Bodybound is clearly no newbie in the game and will be on the backs of all the cool kids next summer.

 

 

ASTRID ANDERSEN

This season, NEWGEN sponsorship recipient Astrid Andersen proved just how integral she is when it comes to shaping the London menswear scene.

This woman clearly understands men, what they want and what they should wear. Successfully combining extraordinary styling and comfort, Andersen’s SS18 collection appeals to the masses. Floral silk coats, interspersed with fur jackets and a smattering of oh so comfy trousers made for an interesting and intriguing collection. You go gal!

Words by Kerri Stolerman
@kerri_stolerman

Photography 

Anne Laymond www.laymond.com
Nicolas Lapite www.lapite.com

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