A highly anticipated Autumn/Winter collection was shown by Oliver Spencer this season at London Fashion Week Men’s, with a great turn out at the BFC Show space on the strand.
Oliver who is a self-taught tailor originally started out with his first store on Lambs Conduit Street, now internationally known and stocked in stores from Mr Porter, Harvey Nichols, and Le Bron Marche.
Founded in 2002 Oliver Spencer is known for his unique take on a modern relaxed style mixed with premium quality.
His latest show at London Fashion Week Men’s demonstrated an exciting take on the urban life in London. The collection titled “Love Is The Drug” drew inspiration from the city, culture, and the vibrant energy often found throughout the city, A Winter colour pallet and autumn tones reflected the river themes and local landscape.
This season looks flowed perfectly with deep chocolate and mustard suites in a luxurious velvet. A variety of masculine and boxy silhouettes followed with a great use of deep autumn tones, creating a sophisticated modern look mixed with a streetwear vibe. Oliver Spencer used a mixture of eye-catching textures and prints including this seasons trend plaid, stripes, and velvet. Creating a true reflection of the urban and vibrant atmosphere of London, with looks that are easily wearable and layered, perfect for today’s modern fashionable man.
Once again Malan Breton showcased an extremely strong and breathtaking collection inspired by a supernatural theme at London Fashion Week. The formalwear pieces had glittered flower prints in a silver and sheer baby blue colour and other pieces had waves of navy, bright mustard, black and shocking red running throughout the collection with accents of pastel colours.
The room was filled with an eagerness and anticipation from the impressive previous seasons Malan has presented for the industry. The garments revealed a quality of strength and power and involved, interesting shapes and textures from floor length hemlines, fishtail silhouettes, sweetheart necklines and flared trousers.
Each look was a standout look that challenged the forms of womenswear and menswear and failed to bore anyone. The mythological take on supernatural was intensely present and carried a show-stopping elegance and fierceness that people loved to watch. Key items in the collection was a cream long PVC coat which tied at the waist, a floor length mustard fishtail skirt, also PVC which had layered shapes to create the illusion of scales, printed blazer blouses to show off another element of sexy that Malan always channels and oversized double-breasted jackets for the men, which showed through in an interesting print.
Malan Breton knows how to design around the male and female frame and create alarming pieces that will surely remain unforgettable.
Son Jung Wan’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection demonstrated conventionally masculine structured styles combined with conventionally feminine delicate sleeves. This consisted of highly structured dresses and jumpsuits with stiff collars, and a combination of contrasting fabrics such as latex and lace.
Wan’s collection certainly was attention grabbing with the use of bold colours such as turquoise, teal blue, and fuchsia pink, along with more subdued shades of taupe, white and cream. Interestingly, the menswear versions of each design also demonstrated a combination of conventional feminine and masculine styles. Overall, this collection could be considered as genderless and suggests that fashion is shifting towards less gendered styles. This was also displayed in the hair and makeup, with intentionally messy ponytails and bold blue glitter eyeliner, contrasted with natural skin and nude lip colours. On the whole, Son Jung Wan has created yet another unique and incredibly innovative collection.