Starting off the menswear autumn-winter season, London sparked the imagination with color, texture, and shapes. Designers we gagged over were: A-COLD-WALL*, Art School, Chalayan, Charles Jeffrey, COTTWEILER, Craig Green, Edward Crutchley, Fashion East, Feng Chen Wang, Iceberg, John Lawrence Sullivan, JORDAN/LUCA, Kiko Kostadinov, Liam Hodges, Lou Dalton, paria /FARZANEH, Per Götesson, Phoebe English, and Xander Zhou just to name a few. We were living for A-COLD-WALL* and their oddly shaped cutouts that worked in an artistic way that was avant-garde yet subtle enough to wear to work. Charles Jeffrey also gave us skin with sheer tops with intriguing, solid shape appliqués, backdropped in a fun and dark circus setting. Overall the looks across the board we’re showing skin, oversized and full of flavor. London did not disappoint.
Craig Green is one of those designers that’s weird in all the best ways, never disappointing. This collection was no exception with bright colors and shapes that feel very runway but at the same time mostly wearable. Our personal favorite is the all black look. The pure genius was in the jaw-dropping bubble numbers. Outside of not being able to sit down without running the risk of popping your bubbles, these outfits were amazing leaving us to never look at the mail room the same way again.
What is there to say about Xander Zhou, strange and unusual. Scuba gear on the runway, the category is: Life Aquatic. Latex and rubber hit the runway with angles beyond the abyss and TRON, taking our breath away. The standout, everything, gasp look was the transparent white vinyl suit modeled by Xu Meen.
The final stand out was Fashion East with their weird piping over traditional ready-to-wear looks. We’re not sure why we love this so much, but we do.
Images via showstudio.com