Well, fancy seeing you here?! Lizzie Nash here, acting as unofficial streetstyle photographer and cultural commentator for Girl in Menswear at London Collections: Mens this week, while Sophia schmoozes all the bigwigs and sinks champers at the shows.
Day one went off with as much style, swagger and attitude as you’d expect from any fashion event held in London. For continuity, each day I’m focussing on a particular trend, or look. Today I’ve stuck with tailoring, minimalism and monochromatics. Disappointingly I struggled to get anywhere near model-cum-Greek god David Gandy or the inimitable Martell ‘Mr Flyy’ Campbell (serious girl-crush on his sister, Donya – a proper girl in menswear). However these gorgeous boys, and one incredibly cool girl, more than make up for it.
With shows including TOPMAN Design, Matthew Miller and Agi and Sam, Sophia will update you all on where the trends are headed for S/S ’15; but from what I could gather from da streetz, black and white will never stop being cool. Every big name sported a nod to monochrome, and individualism and expression through fashion lay in unusual tailoring and canny layering, proving that minimalism isn’t boring if you play around with shapes; as seen on Lena. Kim and Pliny of the label BODYBOUND told me about their experiments with positive and negative space in their designs. Pliny’s sweater featured embossed ‘Y’ shapes, creating hexagons in the negative space. A similar effect can be seen on Kim’s leather jacket.
Side note – look at Jack Guinness’ stance! He’s done this before, hasn’t he…!
Stay tuned for more #FASHUN updates tomorrow, when I’ll be loitering creepily outside J.W. Anderson, Margaret Howell, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane, to name but a few.