Day two of London Collections: Men clearly proved that the trends that exploded in SS13—prints and color stuffed into every conceivable form—can be translated into the colder seasons quite well. Brands including Sibling, Alexander McQueen, and Jonathan Saunders took to the runway to show what trends would be leading the way for AW13.
Bundle up in Sibling‘s artfully exaggerated knitwear, coming down the runway in all sorts of shapes and colors. The pieces may not be the most functional, but you’d have the comfort of knowing that you’re well-prepared for the next ice age.
See Savile Row through Sarah Burton’s eyes with the return of Alexander McQueen to the London runway. Classic pinstripes get broken up and reworked and evening jackets come out in patchwork forms, giving an original take on classic Savile Row looks.
Vivienne Westwood MAN did not disappoint yesterday, with a presentation that stuck in everyone’s minds long after the end of the show. Westwood’s collection was centered around a post-apocolyptic world with a sort of Lord Of The Flies inspiration for the clothing. And just in case that wasn’t enough to keep everyone buzzing afterwards, she sported a “Free Julian Assange” shirt during the presentation.
Jonathan Saunders translated his signature bold colors and sharp tailoring into a well-received collection centered around key outerwear pieces.
Also on the second day, the Spencer House hosted a Savile Row presentation, styled by GQ’s Jo Levin, that celebrated the finest examples of the world-famous tailoring of Savile Row.
The London Collections: Men wraps up today with shows by J.W. Anderson, Tom Ford, Matthew Miller, and more.