In June 2018, Oliver Spencer showcased another spectacular collection during London Fashion Week Men’s, at British Fashion Council’s Show Space at The Store Studios. This “Spring Summer 2019” collection named “Wildflower”, had a naturalistic vibe with earthy tones, worn with daisy-chain flower necklaces. Artist, Wolfgang Buttress, collaborated to transport the audience (press and buyers) through multi-sensory sound and projection, to a wildflower meadow.
The latest looks had unique relaxed twists, and reflected society’s increasing environmentally-conscious attitudes. Garments made out of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton used new fabrication methods, with a healthier effect on the environment. A more naturalistic attitude was also reflected through the nature-inspired colour palettes of olive green, navy, mocha, and stone greys, and utilitarian styles. Slight feminine touches were seen throughout the collection with soft-pink going hand-in-hand with a floral focus for the season’s spring looks. Graphic T’s were merged with timeless traditional silhouettes, reinforcing Spencer’s sophisticated but relaxed tailored style.
Mr Spencer never fails to showcase his looks on a diverse cast of models, with both age and ethnicity fairly represented, and his brand proposed a new relaxed version for today’s modern man. He will be donating proceeds from the sale of Wildflower Ts to Shine Cancer Support.
It was a great turnout for the iconic menswear designer, with many celebrity-attendees, including Alesha Dixon supporting her model boyfriend Azuka Ononye on the runway, Hu Bing, and Dougie Poynter.
Overall his SS19 collection was refreshing, socially-responsive and leaves us with great anticipation for the next set of trends from Spencer, in January 2019.
Introducing only their third collection to the world What We Wear continues to keep us excited and has become one of the most anticipated fashion shows at London Mens Fashion Week.
Continuing with the underlining sporty look the brand was influenced by workwear ‘visual-data formed by the everyday man’. Looking deeper into the uniforms of the DLR operator, the construction worker and many more daily jobs and uniforms as a whole, the brand was able to add more formal accents into this greatly represented minimalistic concept.
Going for more of a fitted and slimmer look this season with navy, khaki, black, olive green as there primary colours they have also managed to add orange and some mustard yellow as their statement colours. Everything came together nicely as they were styled exceedingly well with Amsterdam based footwear brand Filling Pieces.
Reflecting back from his life experiences and living in the centre of London Tinie Tempah wanted to demonstrate that as we all work for the most part of our lives, that in today’s generation we now take more liking into how we dress even in the work environment by appealing to the youthful demographic. We can all agree that the man himself has not only proven to be a top leading UK artist or just appreciated for his amazing style and influence in fashion, but has managed to construct a clothing brand that can inspire all to wear.
In his own words ‘For me, I’m trying my best through my life experiences, to reflect the life of a young man today’ which I think many can agree that he has been able to do very well.
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.