After indulging in a week of female fashion, Wednesday came as a bit of a shock to the system with a day entirely dedicated to menswear. MAN, b store, Carolyn Massey, Tim Soar and E. Tautz showed off their A/W collections on the last day of what’s been a manic but exhilarating week.
B store was dominated by an industrial feel, with trouser legs rising to 3/4 length and the strong, sharp tailoring both b store and Tim Soar are known for. Sailor stripes and berets were reminiscent of Parisian chic and I was happy to see desert boots make a comeback, teamed with rolled down socks on both men and the few women that made an appearance on the runway. Tim Soar brought on a lighter palette with white, creams and light greys dominating the show. There was a lot of outerwear with jackets cinched at the waist, and looser fit trousers.
The much anticipated Carolyn Massey show did not dissapoint as the designer maintained her clean fresh appeal with skinny suits and smart shoes. Heavy knits gave a cosy winter feel, my favourite being the gorgeous aubergine jumper with metallic woven detailing. Menswear definately made an impression at London Fashion Week and we’re sure it will be a fixture for the next 25 years!