London Fashion Week Mens 2018 runs from 6th - 8th January, and with many exciting London based emerging designers participating, we’re more than excited to see the menswear talent on show. To celebrate the most innovative talent, we’ve compiled a list of three unmissable shows and presentations, that are sure to make waves across the menswear sector.
From the launch of Alasdair McLellan collaboration with JW Anderson to the ASOS Menswear Autumn/Winter 2018 presentation, this January marks the fifth anniversary of the event and has a schedule that demonstrates the impressive variety of menswear design in a contemporary fashion industry. Filled with streetwear inspired designers such as Liam Hodges to the intensive textile pieces from Phoebe English, it’s a weekend to keep an eye on your instagram feeds to see which designers are challenging concepts and creating playful pieces.
As has been recently reported, Lifetime Patron for GFW Vivienne Westwood will present her Autumn – Winter 17/18 ready-to-wear men’s & women’s collections under one label at London Fashion Week Men’s. Rebuffing traditional presentation methods, Vivienne aims to nurture a more environmentally friendly approach, by using primarily a digital form of communicate, to showcase the new collection. Images and videos of the collection will be shown on Monday 8th January, at 14:00.
CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY
Sunday 7th January at 20:00 gestures the beginning of Charles Jeffrey’s show, LOVERBOY. Taking it’s roots from the now iconic cult club night, Jeffrey has quickly risen to a menswear must-see. With an unaccountably creative and collaborative approach, LOVERBOY encapsulates all that is fun, odd and interesting about the younger generation today.
"Jeffrey is speaking to young London the way Alexander McQueen spoke to his generation."
Tim Blanks for Business of Fashion
Oliver Spencer, TU Scholarship mentor and regular attendee of Graduate Fashion Week, will be presenting his collection in the BFC show space. Known for his ability to collide modern day menswear with a premium tailoring aesthetic, Oliver has been the recipient of several astounding awards since beginning the eponymous brand in 2002, carving a place in the industry filled with iconic cuts and redefined classic pieces.
On Saturday 6th from 16:30 - 17:30, sustainability advocate and socially revolutionary designer Bethany Williams, will present a film directed by Crack Stevens and live presentation with TIH Models. With previous collections such as ‘Breadline’ looking to approach social and ethical issues in society through clothing and textiles, this season is sure to push the boundaries of fashion, with the potential for mesmerising design with a deeper purpose.
"Bethany Williams is boosting fashion’s eco-credentials"
HOUSE OF HOLLAND X BEN SHERMAN
The brand of TU Scholarship mentor Henry Holland, will launch it’s collaboration with Ben Sherman this season. With a penchant for artistic graphics and an affinity with energetic playful menswear, there is great anticipation for the release of capsule collection on 6th January.
London Fashion Week Mens runs from 6th - 8th January. Find out more here.
Words by Annabel Waterhouse-Biggins