London Men’s Fashion Week happened from the 7th to 10th June this year with emerging brands debuting their spring/summer 2020 collections alongside more established brands. Overall, many of the brands showcased colourful looks. Tailoring was still big along with looser fitting cuts and Asian-inspired attire. Metallics and denim will also be big for the season. Let’s explore London Men’s Fashion Week 2019 formal wear.
Oliver Spencer Runway
In this Oliver Spencer look, the model wears a velvet suit with notched pointed lapels with double-breasting, the bottom button undone. The sleeves are tailored to be shorter than the green wool turtle-neck sleeves underneath. Tailoring is still in but the layers underneath are up for interpretation. Rich fabrics are stylish as are small, surprising details.Embed from Getty Images
In this look, the same turtleneck-with-suit style is in fashion but this wool single-breasted hound’s tooth pattern harks back to the 1960s. The sleeve length is longer and the jumper is cut differently with ribbing instead of the smoother look of the green turtleneck. The black-and-white suit is paired with a rich blue jumper. The jacket is more fitted but the trouser tailoring is looser.Embed from Getty Images
St James Runway
With this look on the St James Runway, the model wears a double-breasted grey checkered suit with the jacket open displaying some of the red lining. The button details are diagonal to add interest. The model wears a sleek, closely-fitted thin white jumper and the sleeves are (like in Oliver Spencer’s collection) cut shorter to show the cuff of the fabric underneath. The trousers are cropped with the bottoms turned and hemmed up to show of the red socks and Doc Marten style boots with white laces. Another detail is the chain attached with a small carbineer to the belt loops of the trousers. The model has tousled hair and round tortoiseshell glasses.Embed from Getty Images
In this second look, the suit is similar to the first in that it is checkered wool—this time a light grey with a blue stripe—and it is paired with a light jumper underneath. This jumper is black and the sleeves are again cut to showcase the fabric underneath. The suit is single-breasted and this time the designer paired the look with a red bandanna tied at the neck. The model wears the cropped suit trousers (with no visible turned hem this time), red socks, polished leather shoes, and the lining to the jacket is a rich blue.Embed from Getty Images
Kiko Kostadinov Runway
On the Kiko Kostadinov Runway, this model wears a suit of unusual contrast. The jacket is single-breasted with off centre buttons. The fabric is a subtle checkered wool with contrasting details—cut-out like details in black fabric on the sleeves, along the ribs, and on the notched lapels. The trousers are cut in a baggy fashion with the jacket fitted slightly and the undershirt is white with a neckerchief. The most unusual detail, perhaps, is the choice of footwear. The model wears rubber two-coloured blue and black shoes.Embed from Getty Images
The star-studded guest list
Many celebrities attended London Men’s Fashion week. Here are some notable guests and see what they are wearing!
David and Victoria BeckhamEmbed from Getty Images
David FurnishEmbed from Getty Images
Gordon and Tana RamsayEmbed from Getty Images
Richard BiedulEmbed from Getty Images
Jim ChapmanEmbed from Getty Images
What do you think of the Spring/Summer 2020 looks?
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