News / January 2016

S.A.M. LCM Trend Picks

The Rake’s International Fashion Editor picks the key trends for Autumn/Winter ’16 from London Collections: Men.

The great thing about London Collections: Men and that, which makes it unique, is in its ability to succinctly marry two quite distinctive menswear worlds together.

On the one hand, the elegant sartorial offerings of Savile Row and the work of tailors who have dressed Kings, Princes and date back generations. But then combine this with the progressive, artistic fashion-forward young designers, whose innovation never fails to inspire; this is LCM and we were treated to the finest examples of all there was to offer.

Whilst The Rake and much of London's menswear history has its roots in tailoring, this season at LCM saw a continuation of the rise in casual wear throughout most collections, the soft flow of this was style one of the biggest influences on silhouettes this season, from the bohemian flow at Oliver Spencer to fluid motion at E. Tautz. Trainers too tread many a runway (see here for footwear picks of the LCM). Of course, casual may not be to everyone's sartorial tastes and whilst a few key tailoring and formal stalwarts of the industry were very much missed by our team, there was still plenty of suiting in the offering.

And so here are The Rake's picks of trend-inspired pieces.

Silk Road

Short zipped jackets in most fabric formats are often seen as a casual jacket option for men, and SS16 saw the re-birth of the zipped bomber. The summer version came with sheen and tropical flora and forna embroidery. This season for winter however, the silk bomber has mostly stuck to it's most classic colour palette of military green but with a fair few deep red versions with gold hardware or checks were alternatives for those feeling more bold.

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