With the iconic London Fashion Week Men's coming to a close, we thought we'd round up some of our favourite pieces for the fashion forward gentlemen, and predict what 2020 holds for men's fashion.
The designer's we have chosen portray the modern gentleman with timeless appeal and even some classic throwbacks - some of which we're happy to see return, others not so much!
Keep reading to find out more.
Chalayan's collection features a lot of layering which is never a bad trend to get on board with - especially if you're from a cold area like us here up North. From roll necks under fitted suits, to oversized overcoats, Chalayan's colour palette is exactly what we'd expect for AW20 - not forgetting the Pantone colour of the year, classic blue. We also enjoy the military twist to the suits with cargo style pants, offering easier movement and opportunity to pair your chunky Tricker's or Cheaney boots with them.
The high waisted suit pants are back for 2020 and we're really in to it. Think Ryan Gosling in La La Land mixed with the neutral colour palette of 2019 and you're good to go. It's also not just your suits that are going oversized, it's your ties as well. Gone are the days of the skinny tie and, you can tuck it in the top of your trousers without fear of dipping it in anything... tremendous! E Tautz are definitely a designer to watch in 2020 and just look how perfect a pair of loafers go with their styling. Shop our collection here.
Now we know suits come in all shapes, styles and materials, but we're not really feeling the leather look for 2020. More suited to the younger gentlemen who like to experiment with their wardrobe, a leather suit jacket is as far as we could probably go - however, it was one of the most spotted trends at LFWM. Something we can get on board with though, is the decreasing size of the office bag. Still masculine compared to some at fashion week, 8ON8 showcased a number of bags suitable for those office days when you don't have to carry around your laptop. We think they're superb!
If you're one for the trench coats gentlemen, Qasimi are a great designer to keep an eye on. Featuring oversized styles in a range of colours, the trench coat is tremendous for layering over your suit and shirt, or even a jumper on those colder days. We're also thinking scarfs and sunglasses are a great combination for the cold days that feature lots of sun.
We're preaching Pronounce because of the reworked, large suit pockets. They're such an understated feature that don't get enough praise within the fashion world - we would simply be lost without their convenience. We're also liking the over-exaggerated buttons as a focal point of the suit and not forgetting the pink. A lot of men tend to shy away from salmon colouring, but it can really complement your colouring if you wear it the right way.
So, that's our round-up of London Fashion Week Men's. It's nice to see some old classic tailoring coming back into fashion with a mix of contemporary styling. Keep your eyes open on our Instagram stories the end of the week for our top picks from Pitti Uomo 97, the most influential exhibition to be at for gentlemen across the world in Florence, Italy.
Images by Isabel Infantes