5 Key Menswear Trends from London Fashion Week 2018
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
As the seasons are starting to change I though now would be a good time to share some of the key Menswear trends from London Fashion Week that you may want to start incorporating into your wardrobe. I normally recommend my clients start updating their wardrobes with a few key transitional pieces around the end of August beginning of September when the sales are over and the new season (in retail terms) has officially begun.
The leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that never loses its appeal or versatility year after year. Leather was worn in many different ways on the catwalk, some designers sent models out head to toe in matching trousers and jackets, others belted trench coats or boxy biker jackets paired with boots and gloves. My top tip when buying leather is go for quality, texture and fit, a good leather can more than pay for itself time and time again.
Not only is this trend highly practical (in weather terms), it’s also a way to change up your existing wardrobe, pairing roll necks under shirts or draped outerwear over a leather jacket can see you getting several different looks out of the same garments. Layered outfits were all over the catwalks this year, however a slightly different take on the trend emerged in the form of the ‘grandad look’ diamond print sleeveless jumpers with a co-ordinated roll neck underlayer. However you choose to layer and to ensure it doesn’t look like you’ve chucked everything in your wardrobe on at once, make sure that each item is something you would wear on its own and generally the outer layer should be longer than the inner layer and think about the function of each piece.
This isn’t as crazy as it sounds! Continuing the athleisure trend that we have seen in previous seasons designers seems to have put a more formal twist on sportswear, combining fitted joggers with a more formal shirt and shoes, not a look for everyone but something to explore if you are looking for something different.
The trend for bold colour isn’t going away for Autumn / Winter, however many of the looks on the catwalk were head to toe bright and for many people that’s not a prospect they want to embrace. A nice way to incorporate colour into your wardrobe is to work out the colours that suit you best and then choose a couple of key items and accessories to compliment the look. An added benefit of colour is that is has the desired effect of brightening your mood on a cold winter morning and that’s got to be a good thing!
Checks and Stripes
Along with bold colour, checks and stripes emerged as a key look from many of the designers. MSGM, Dries Van Noten and Alexander McQueen all had this trend in their collection, with the checks being bold and bright, and pin-stripes being used on less formal suiting with varying degrees of slouch rather that stiffness.
Whatever look you’re going for this season, enjoy it and if you’d like some help updating your wardrobe contact us on 07742081487 for a free consultation.