The men finally had their day in the sun in the show MAN, during London Fashion Week which took place last week. The show featured Topman (the fashion-forward Brit label Topshop‘s male side), and three other up-and-coming designers, JW Anderson, James Long and Christopher Shannon.
To get on the MAN show is a real coup as it pretty much dictates what the hip young men will be wearing that year. However, I’m not so sure about things like JW Anderson’s man skirt pictured below:
All I can say is that a man has to have major confidence (in his masculinity or femininity) to pull that one off.
James Long also showed off more trends that were usually reserved for the ladies, like his red patent “man” bag and leggings (shredded). Christopher Shannon saw a lot of color banding, mixing thick bands of salmon and orange with neutrals in sand and greys for his jumpers and track suits (very 90’s raves)
Topman’s collection was obviously the most wearable, being the most commercialized of the three. Jersey was a big influence here, and the overall feel was that of the 50’s, the Spring collection reminiscent of childhood seaside holidays – check shirts, deck shoes and shorts in bright hues. Watch the video here.