The London College of Fashion hosted its inaugural standalone menswear MA catwalk show this morning, kicking off the first official day of the autumn 15 edition of London Collections: Men.
Separating for the first time from the womenswear show, the 12 recent Fashion Design Technology Menswear graduates revealed their collections at a catwalk show held at The Former Welsh Chapel in London, in front of industry figures and key buyers including Browns chief executive Simon Burstein.
Highlights included Ka Kui Cheng’s witty graphic knits and kitsch logo emblazoned pieces, Emma Fenton Villar’s unique exploration of frayed and fringed denim and Jun Zhou’s colourful oversized outerwear and interesting mix of contrasting fabrics.
The students were selected by a panel of key industry figures including Port magazine’s David Hellqvist and founder and buyer of independent boutique Machine-A Stavros Karelis.
Professor Frances Corner, pro-vice chancellor of University of the Arts London and head of the London College of Fashion, said: “The UK menswear sector is incredibly exciting and dynamic and by holding this show we can provide a platform for our talented and innovative graduates who will be the future creative drivers of the industry.”