Craig of That Dapper Chap takes us around his final day at London Collections: Men and shows us what Sunday had to offer.
So, on Sunday I had a bit of a lay-in. My first show was Belstaff which saw me make my way to The Ewer Street Arches for a frosty affair for their ‘Heading North’ presentation.
The spirit of adventure reigned and we were transported into an arctic expedition where the fur lined coats and thick sweaters were displayed against backdrops of a snow capped mountainous terrain.
|#HeadingNorth with Belsfatt|
|Belstaff gave us fur, lots of fur|
|The new Belstaff collection|
|Stylish and functional outerwear for the adventurous among us|
|Models in snow white ready to explore|
|Ready for whatever the weather has to offer|
Turnbull & Asser
Making my way now from Arches to vaults I headed off to the Turnbull & Asser presentation.
Established in 1885 Turnbull & Asser of London’s famous Jermyn Street everything that they create is made entirely in England.
Showing beautifully tailored suits, jackets and coats in stunning patterns and checks they cater for the gentleman who isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. This was a breathtaking collection and one I truly enjoyed.
|A stunning double breasted wool blazer|
|Wonderful patterns in sumptuous fabrics|
|A truly statement piece not for the shy and retiring|
|Great jackets to suit any occasion|
|Models wear the new Turnbull And Asser collection|
|Classic styling the Turnbull & Asser way|
Baartmans And Siegel
From classic gentleman’s attire to something a little more cool and funky as I left Turnbull and Asser for another delightful duo: Baartmans And Siegel.
The 1970’s theme really shone through this collection, with heavy, wide collared coats trimmed with fur in camel coloured wool and suede jackets and trousers.
Add in a few roll neck sweaters under pinstripe tailoring and the collection is complete.
|My favorite piece from the collection|
|Pinstripes and fur collars create that 70’s look|
|more pinstripes and a peak of leopard print fur|
|A subtle pinstriped bomber jacket|
|It’s that coat again, teamed with classic camel coloured trousers|
|More pinstripes in the new Baartmans and Siegel collection|
Next we have a complete change of scene as we move to the Chester Barrie presentation and the Palm Court at the stunning Waldorf Hotel.
This season their top notch tailoring was set against a red carpet backdrop. As models milled on the red carpet, suited and booted head to toe in Chester Barrie’s wonderful new collection, guests mingled and watched award ceremonies which were displayed on a huge screen.
As always the collection was immaculate with coats and suiting for day and for the evening.
|Models on the red carpet sporting the new Chester Barrie collection|
|A stylish and perfectly tailored suit in subtle grey check|
|Evening wear and occasion wear were the centerpieces of the show|
|The new Chester Barrie collection at the Waldorf Hotel|
|Perfect for that black tie event or an evening at the opera|
|Stars accept their awards on the big screen|
Staying with tailoring, Duchamp were next on the itinerary. Set in the Grand Ballroom at the beautiful Rosewood Hotel in High Holborn, Duchamp gave us casual, contemporary and formal tailoring.
The pieces had a lot of personality, with winter florals and tonal layers teamed with scarves and silk shirts.
There was also an artistic element to the collection with printed painterly effects and pencil sketch prints, which added a modern and individual twist to classic tailoring.
|The new AW16 collection from Duchamp|
|Colour, pattern and texture reign supreme for AW16|
|Stunning winter floral prints won the day for me|
|Some more casual looks from Duchamp for AW16|
|That floral jacket has my name on it|
So, that was the end of this season London Collections: Men for me. Unfortunately I had to miss Monday’s shows due to other commitments, but what I did see I thoroughly enjoyed and the British Fashion Council did themselves proud once more. Roll on June!