Here’s my photo diary from the recent London Collection: Men shows, featuring snaps from some of the best shows I attended.
Winning invite of the season goes to Christopher Raeburn for these little army men complete with parachutes (below).
His show started with a great video projection showcasing the collection, which has a much more commercial spin alongside his trademark outerwear (below).
There was a great light installation at the Topman Design show, which ran the full length of the (very long) catwalk and matched the zany neon colours of the clothes (below).
A troupe of intimidating models walk out at Astrid Anderson as part of the Fashion East MAN show (below).
One of my favourite shows from the week - Agi and Sam. Note the moustaches and sock with sandals… Big for spring 13? (below)
Shaun Samson’s finale, who interestingly introduced womenswear for the first time (below).
One of the best collections came from Jonathan Saunders, who showed a very intimate presentation - well worth climbing the incredibly steep staircase (below).
Fashion week madness as everyone clambered to see Meadham Kirchhoff’s first menswear collection (below).
Once inside we discovered a scene of bohemian decadence, as models sprawled across day-beds and arm chairs. They do like to do things differently those boys! (below)
Folk inspired tassels at Christopher Shannon – the king of the covetable white shirt, in my opinion (below).
There was a splatter of golden sportswear at Sibling’s first ever catwalk show – bonkers as ever, but would we expect anything less? (below)
We spotted Topman’s Design Director, Gordon Richardson, walking in the Oliver Spencer show (below).
And a great bowler hat finale as part of Hackett’s debut on the London catwalk schedule - very Great Gatsby (below).
The next day we set off for Florence, where we shot our spring 13 menswear special during trade show Pitti Uomo - behind the scene Fashion Team Diary coming very soon!
Graeme Moran, Junior Fashion Writer, Drapers