REVIEW: London Collections Men 2016

With the LCM AW16 fashions revealed and the catwalk excitement at an end, here at Syndicut we have found a wealth of new inspiration over last few days, ranging from the creations of emerging designers to those of well-established brands.

Founded in 2009 as a father and son team, Casely-Hayford’s innovative designs have captured our attention due to the contrast of busy, almost psychedelic prints and sharp, more traditional tailoring. Casely-Hayford’s AW16 range blends a relaxed attitude with exciting street culture-inspired patterns, using these animated, eye-catching prints to convey a sense of freedom and laidback individuality.

 Photo credits: Casely-Hayford / Chloé Le Drezen

Photo credits: Casely-Hayford / Chloé Le Drezen

Next up, a designer whose AW16 range we have been eagerly looking forward to – Katie Eary. Eary’s unique use of unconventional fabrics and materials, and her incorporation of bold, unapologetic prints have made her latest range a must see. Never boring, each piece is carefully crafted with fine attention to detail, fusing subculture influences and a passion for challenging accepted stereotypes with high quality standards.

 Photo credits: Katie Eary

Photo credits: Katie Eary

Christopher Ræburn, RCA graduate and British fashion designer, initially received acclaim for his sustainable approach to fashion design, creating men’s outerwear with reused parachute fabrics. Ræburn’s AW16 designs retain this signature, functional style, but incorporate splashes of visual excitement in the form of animal motifs, abstract patterns and inventive, almost military-style jacket fastenings to name a few.

 Photo credit: Christopher Ræburn

Photo credits: Christopher Ræburn

Lastly, fashion giant Moschino’s AW16 designs grabbed our attention here at Syndicut with their unabashed use of colour and statement prints. Designed by Jeremy Scott in collaboration with artists, Gilbert & George, the outfits shown evoke a Pop Art aesthetic featuring fluorescent printed portraits, slogans and gestural, drawn creases. Each model appeared more vibrant than the last; dressed in joyfully bright clothing and equally luminous hair Moschino’s latest range created a multi-coloured spectacle on the LCM catwalk.

 Photo credit: Moschino

Photo credits: Moschino