The cooler, more laid-back cousin of Fashion Week, LC:M is defined by a combination of traditional tailoring, contemporary British style and, of course, new emerging talent. This year we asked our friend Fabrice Limon (who you may remember from our foray into cocktail making) to share what he got up to this London Collections Men.
Fabrice’s Saturday Lineup
YMC, Lou Dalton, Coach, Mr Porter, Oliver Spencer
The show Fabrice was most looking forward to seeing was by Oliver Spencer and it did not disappoint. Inspired by the London to Africa journeys of legendary musician and archetypal rabble-rouser Ginger Baker, their AW16 collection was a seamless blend of relaxed tailoring and Afrobeat accents. Always one step ahead of the curve, Fabrice’s top tip on one to watch is young London designer Grace Wales Bonner.
At London Collections Men, style is not confined to the catwalk but rather permeates the streets. Defining his personal style as ‘paired down classic tailoring’, for Fabrice London’s menswear aesthetic is a melting pot of styles that still nods to the rich history of Savile Row with its incredible fabrics and suits. This year, Fabrice’s LC:M staple was our Double Zip Travel Wallet in navy, the perfect accompaniment to his casual cool look.
Fabrice’s Monday Lineup
Katie Eary, Thom Brown, Liam Hodges, Bobby Abley
Followed by a quick trip to Smythson with Andrew Weitz (pictured below) then over to Shortlist with M&S drinks at The Rosewood.
When asked about his favourite moment from LC:M…
“At one point (hair stylist) Larry King pointed out that in a picture of himself and David Gandy the description underneath it mentioned that David Gandy was the one stood on the left; ‘Do you really think they needed to point out which one was David? I mean he’s only one of the best looking men on the planet??’ His mum will have been proud”
So, where do the dapper gents of LC:M wind down? “Good fun in a cracking pub (The Lady Ottoline). Everyone was really having a good time, I imagine there were some sore heads on Sunday, mine certainly was!”
Until next year then…