LONDON FASHION WEEK MENS: DAY ONE UPDATE
Yesterday marked the first day of LFWM AW18 runway shows. As the anticipation wears off and the stress levels start to rise, we walk you through the first day of london fashion week men’s autumn/winter show and presentation appearances.
First to start the day of runway shows was designer label,
John Lawrence Sullivan AW18
Arashi Yanagawa founded the John Lawrence Sullivan label back in 2003 with its birth being that of the boxing world, as Yanagawa initially and unexpectedly started his career as a professional boxer and later launched himself on a fashion crusade.
John Lawrence Sullivan takes elements from both traditional and modern influences, reinventing normality in his own right thereafter reflected in his pieces. Sullivan’s show was at the BFC show space and with press and guests eagerly cramming their way into the event and with high expectations in mind following the result of his SS18 collection, he undoubtedly delivered.
Trend forecasted pieces including the overcoat was taken into deeper depths of blue. All over plaid pattern overcoat paired with an electric blue shade turtle neck, thick and V shaped midnight blue woollen jumper, navy denim and a mustard pair of boots.
The use of wool was repetitive and seen in numerous pieces. A widely-scaled collared trench, firmly resting deep purple overcoat and in plaid shirts is where the fabric layed best. There has been one look that has left its mark situated in the minds of many. Kohei for John Lawrence Sullivan. Patent black leather shoulders on the loud leopard printed woollen jacket, complimenting the shoulder panels was a matching leather pant.
Arashi respectively lived up to the many of expectations of the show attendees. We strongly advice to keep eyes on this designer that has an extraordinary history that is implemented into his design language and is reflected into the array of contemporary pieces.
Edward Crutchley AW18
Edward Crutchley returns to the London fashion week men’s catwalk to display his second season. At the same location as last year, The designers show was located at the 1920’s built ironmongers hall, Barbican. Crutchley this year collaborating with emoji, a playful contemporary company pursuing cultural and visual language. This was the debut of emoji reaching into the luxury market.
Edward Crutchley remains adamant to maintain senses of spirituality merged with heritage and tradition was perceived unsurprising in this collection. Influence stemming from four great works of Chinese literature; “The journey to the west”. Moving one culture into the unknown movements of the other. Folk religion, philosophy and Celtic mythology were all given references to a next degree in the designers AW18 collection. Here’s a number of looks below.
Xander Zhou, Liam Hodges, Oliver Spencer, Bethany Williams, WoodWood, Cottweiler, Qasimi, Ben Sherman and What We Wear all also showcased Autumn/Winter 18 collections.
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