Wednesday, 11 January 2017

My London Fashion Week Mens: Day 1

Craig of That Dapper Chap takes us around the shows and presentations on day one of this seasons London Fashion Week Men's



It doesn't seem six months ago since I attended the last London Fashion Week Men's (known previously at London Collections: Men) they say time flies when you're having fun right!

So, on a grey and traditionally wet British Friday we made our way to 180 The Strand, the hub for the event, and began a hectic round of shows and presentations. Once again there were some amazing designers to see, ranging from the well known and well established to new and up and coming designers for whom this was their first outing.




PHOEBE ENGLISH MAN

Our LFWM kicked off with the Phoebe English Man presentation in the upper presentation space.

This season Phoebe brought us a relaxed capsule collection of functional separates with coats, jackets, wide legged trousers and joggers in natural fibres. A plus for me is that the entire collection is made right here in good old Blighty.


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BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL


A highlight for me was the Barbour International show which was held this season at Royal Institute of British Architects in Portland Place.

Not only was it a great space, but there was a real buzz about the collection. A slightly different look and feel to what we've come to expect from Barbour, the Barbour International range is more young and edgy.

If you're a keen motorcyclist you need to check out the range as it's all about that aesthetic.

Another reason I was pleased that I attended as I finally got to meet Mr Rutherford along with JB from the band JLS and Joel Dommett; comedian and runner up on last seasons I'm a Celebrity.







HARRY'S OF LONDON

If you're a fan of contemporary footwear or just a hoarder of great shoes you might just want to take a look at Harry's of London.

Not only offering a beautiful range of formal and leisure shoes, Harry's of London also offer a wide selection of accessories including bags, luggage and small leather goods.

Not only do their shoes look great but they are super comfortable, thanks to some ingenious technology in the form of Technogel which is built into each pair.



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NIGEL CABOURN


I'm a fan of Nigel Cabourn and have been for some time. With a strong focus on heavy work wear and relaxed tailoring made from rich wool it's a look that I really like.

The collection was once again very functional and durable, utilising fabrics as used by the military, robust fastenings and great detailing.






And that was it for day one. While we did have an invitation to Private White (another brand I love) we unfortunately couldn't make it due to other commitments which was a real disappointment for me.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back soon for the shows and presentations of day 2!
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