Some Interesting Fashion Coming Out of London Men’s Fashion Week
I may have a lot of experience in fashion but my experience is limited to North America and the occasional trip to Paris. I have always been an admirer of Italian design (mostly because North America believes it to be the best) but I that only helped to introduce me to clean cut suits and high armholes early on in the game, now I just love the Italian way of dressing. In Paris, my love of couture has driven me to take in all that the Parisian’s have to offer in terms of high fashion but there are other reasons that I love French fashion. I love it because I truly believe I will retire there one day. They have this sensibility and way of life to them that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. The speed at which they live inspires their fashion and moves them to be effortlessly stylish.
In London, it rains… and the people have this interesting sense of humor that I have never really found all that funny. When it comes to their style there are hero’s that champion the international market such as Burberry and McQueen but their fan base is so global that when the collections are being designed they focus on the different markets and often think of the different needs of the consumers living in those places. With that in mind their collection isn’t really a truly British style, it is a washed down version of the original vision.
When designers like J.W. Anderson or Christopher Shannon take to the stage I just cock my head to the side and sigh because either I don’t get it or they don’t. I read reviews all over the internet being like “Oh yeah they are the best” or better yet “Amazing!” but I just feel like they are taking the most intense moments of Only Fools and Horses and serged them into the very innards of their garments. The result is odd and yet lackluster.
This of course isn’t always the case but I do see that a lot. Here are a few images that may or may not guide you to the same conclusion.