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 Beckham

Embed from Getty Images

David Furnish

Embed from Getty Images

Gordon and Tana Ramsay

Embed from Getty Images

Richard Biedul

Embed from Getty Images

Jim Chapman

Embed from Getty Images

What do you think of the Spring/Summer 2020 looks?

Are you looking forward to these suiting trends? Are there any you won’t be following? Let us know how you feel in the comments. Which was your favourite runway show?

If you need impeccable, high-quality tailoring for your next event, contact our tailoring team today.

Can’t get enough fashion blogs?

We publish blogs every week to keep you abreast of all of the latest style trends. Visit our blog page for more.


Elaine Frieman

Elaine Frieman

Writer and editor from both sides of the pond with a Master's degree in British Victorian Literature and a love of fashion. Elaine Frieman is a dual British and American citizen (with a generic American accent); she has a love of people, travel, reading, writing, food, ballet, theatre, and cultures. And who doesn't love a good suit? She spent her childhood near the rolling green Pennines in the North of England; then she relocated to sunny palm-tree-laden Florida and moved further north to the deep-South Bible belt of Georgia. She currently lives in Todmorden, England with her boyfriend Michael, after having lived in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany, and in Oldham, England. No plans to relocate any time soon.