London Collections: Men, 9th-12th January 2015

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With the New Year bringing in colder temperatures in Ireland & the UK, what better way to spice things up with the British Fashion Council’s London Collections: Men that will showcase amazing fashion talent in menswear, kick starting the fashion calendar on Friday 9th JanuaryIn the UK fashion capital, many of the world’s most innovative emerging designers, international menswear brands and traditional heritage tailoring will show off their latest designs and Killer Fashion can’t wait!

London Collections: Men ambassador Tinie Tempah, famous for his brilliant music and also his impeccable style, will don a bespoke suit to the main event as curated by The Museum of London and Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons. Following the event, the three-piece suit will be added to the museum’s fashion and textiles collection to help the museum document contemporary menswear in London today. Click here to read the full behind-the-scenes

‘London Collections: Men is a fabulous showcase of menswear designers, who are not only contributing to our economy, but adding to our city’s global reputation for innovation and creativity. In bringing together fashion, music and art these latest shows are also driving home the role that this hugely important creative sector has at the heart of London’s vibrant cultural life.’ – Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

The British Fashion Council also chatted with Grammy-nominated singer Sam Smith, senior style editor at Esquire magazine Teo van den Broeke and male top model & front row regular Oliver Cheshire about their favourite fashion spots, London hotspots and what influences their style. Click here to read more

To me, London menswear is timeless. We are so good at making things look modern but classic at the same time… My style icon is Tom Ford. After seeing his film ‘A Single Man’ (above), I was entranced. It’s all about the tailoring and the fit. There is complexity in the simplicity of his clothes. – Sam Smith

Sir Robert Peel. I love the Regency period of the mid-1800s. Those high, bandage collar shirts teamed with waistcoats and topcoats looked so insouciant and louche. They also had great hair at that time. – Teo van den Broeke

Right now, I’d have to say the 1970s. A lot of recent collections have taken influence from that decade and I really like the fun and free vibe that generation had. There’s always a lot of hype around the TOPMAN show and you never know what to expect. The Richard James shows have so much swagger for a Savile Row tailor and their front row is always full of the coolest people. – Oliver Cheshire

 

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London Collections: Men, 9th-12th January 2015 in London

 

Photography © respective owners
Source: British Fashion Council, Lawrence James Thomas

 

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