THE LONG AWAITED LFWM AW18 COLLECTIONS BEGIN TODAY, HERE IS A RE-CAP OF TRENDS AND THE STANDARDS SET LAST SEASON.
London fashion Week Men’s AW18 collections begin at sunrise this morning and the anticipation is getting all a little overwhelming. With the designer labels showcasing increasingly original and intrepid looks from previous show archives, we rewind back to Spring/Summer ’18 collections where we remind ourselves of the trends and the eyebrow raising looks that walked the catwalk.
With its diverse methods and ever increasing popularity in styling choice, SS18 collections delivered us not only a series of eccentric runway shows yet more so a standard being set in the layering universe. Designers including A.P.C, Astrid Anderesen, Sacai and Berthold all showcased their styling talents by creating some deliberate thought provoking looks and layering garments on the models with grace. Stealing the spotlight was Danish designer Astrid Andersen. She delivered an Arabic safari themed runway show including loose fitting tracksuits with layered, longlined desert tonal silk and velour long sleeved collarless shirts. Take influence from these designers to enhance your layering skills and implement in these cold winter day
Get Over It
They can be seen and worn from here, there and everywhere, we just can’t seem to take them off.
Overcoats have far been ditched in 2017 and have entered 2018 with vengeance. A noticeable street style look has soared in popularity over and throughout of last year and was a look repitious throughout SS18 collections. The long, elegant appearance of the overcoat has been seen on the runway in shows by the likes of Kenzo, John Elliot, and Simon Miller popped up numerous times over the week of shows. Kenzo retained the formal approach to the idea and executed a spacious, tawny brown overcoat with box pleat flap pockets attached twice on either side. Whereas French fashion house Lanvin on the other sleeve should I say, displayed a Persian blue, firm, flyaway approach made from loosely hanging nylon. The coat was given a timeless grey, white plaid print across the entire interior, allowing a reversible option. Regardless of a designer’s revival and interpretation on the overcoat, we sure do know it’s a piece that should be a rightful necessity in your wardrobe.
Headwear Home Run
It’s debatable when said that the baseball cap must remain on the head of the sports players and fans but… oh well fashion awaits. Implementing this statement has been reflected by heavyweights Fendi, Balanciaga, Lanvin and Denmark’s Astrid Andersen. Its sportswear and athletic birth is almost long forgotten as today’s ongoing fashion status is don’t be surprised to see the baseball cap paired with formal wear and tailored suits (Versace SS18). We believe that this merging fusion of sportswear and formal pieces is a blessing amongst an unclear divide of where one ends and the other starts. We’re confident that this look is complimentary to a winter wardrobe as much as it is to a spring closet. Be sure to keep eyes for this look on Viper Style over the upcoming LFWM AW18 Event.
Colour from head to toe
Mono = One, Chromatic = Colour. The minimalistic yet surprisingly bold result of that comes with monochromatic dressing can sure be appealing to the eye. Typically reflected in the looks from a Scandinavian descent, last season runway shows paid further interest into this one, head to toe colour scheme. As seen in Celine’s women’s ready-to-wear, Gustav Von Aschenbach and Berthold Spring/Summer ’18 collections this defiant and selective choice of colour can only be admired.
Colour remaining the same throughout and the diversity of fabrics utilised to give character is what we think has received influence from the clean, minimalistic looks from these designers. Resulting in derservingly named contemporary fashion. We are excited to see the outcome of these catwalk looks being attempted in the forthcoming AW18 collections. Experimenting with different textures when remaining with a nude, pastel colour palette is method that can be tried and tested at LFWM. May 180 the strand be your runway.
Stripes, Stripes, Stripes
There being few patterns that rank timeless when seen in fashion archives from previous decades and the stripe is without a shadow of doubt one of them, further-more the vertical stripe. Thus being the simplest, most minimal of patterns has been proven to be powerful and the most effective, when looking back at a number of catwalk shows from SS18.
When the end result of garments portrayed by the careful direction of those like J.W Anderson at Loewe, Ermenegildo Zegna, Versace, Diane Von Furstenburg, it’s reaction is suitably eyebrow raising and daring. The Breton stripe being most popular, the risk of garments and looks becoming easy, repetitive and boring verges close. Designers like J.W Anderson at Madrid founded and LVMH owned fashion house Loewe and Zegna overcame that risk with effortless execution. The Stripe being a multi-seasonal pattern we have high hopes of seeing more of what can be down throughout this week’s LFWM.
TOP 5 LFWM STREET STYLE LOOKS
Now with LFWM AW18 collections beginning this weekend, we have rounded-up the best dressed street style looks to inspire your wardrobe choices this weekend.