The recent LCF MA show was definitely one for the guys, the womenswear was good but with over twice as many menswear designers I definitely had my ‘Brandish’ hat on that evening.
Combining sportswear with tailoring is now quite a conventional route but James Hawkes‘ collection managed to bring something new to the table. Leggings and wet look trousers were teamed with techy blousons and angular shoulder pieces.
Dimitri Stavrou‘s carbon fibre creations really stood out, exploiting the sheen of the material to give his collection luxe connotations. He used it to great effect on jackets and Doc Marten boots where he left edges raw creating punky, spiky, fringing.
Gucci’s lounge lizards came to mind when Jie Pi sent his models out in lamé tailoring and shiny leggings. Pointed lace ups and ornately sequinned vests added to the flashy look.
Anette Whalstrom‘s genteel tailoring combined elements of Indian dress like dhoti pants and nehru collars (I predict a return of nehru v soon) with traditional gentlemaly tailoring in refined colours.