London has recently seen the menswear spectacular that is Spring/Summer 2016 London Collections Men, which took place over a packed 5-day schedule. Denim of some kind is always a promise on the runways of London Collections Men, and this season’s shows were certainty no different! The event showcased a number of local London labels, including established names as well as smaller emerging designers, all showcasing jeans and denim in fun and exciting ways that are perfect for the upcoming months. Denim is one of those trends that never seems to go out of fashion no matter what year or season, and it has certainly come back with a bang this month. The fashion world is going denim crazy it seems!
Have a look below at our top denim looks from this seasons London Collections Men shows that are sure to get investing in some denim:
1. Christopher Shannon
First up; Christopher Shannon presented an almighty modern sportswear range for his London Collections Men show, created around the theme of a ‘90s Marbella foam party’. We saw oversized denim trousers and shorts in extremely exaggerated and baggy fits which added a fun and modern 90s feel to the collection. The denim used had a clean, barely washed look that created an almost stiff looking effect, which is bizarre for a sportswear collection (so is denim if we are honest). As strange as this collection might originally look, we actually really like the oversized 90s denim vibe!
2. Topman Design
Next up, Topman produced a unique collection with a distinct ‘Northern Soul’ aesthetic, whilst taking varied inspiration from a large variety of decades, trends and silhouettes. The mix and match approach to the collection included dark black denims embellished with western style badges, patches and punk like studs. This element of the collection created a distinct western punk aesthetic, which was then teamed with beige pleated wide-leg pants. The look was pulled together with jersey turtlenecks, creating an overall muddled but sophisticated look that had a distinctive funky-soul western vibe.
3. Craig Green
Craig Green’s collection for his London Collections Men show stood out to us for it’s beautifully structured denim two pieces that had a distinct Japanese fighter aesthetic with relaxed styling. The collection included lots of subtle and soft layering of relaxed denim bottoms and Japanese inspired kimono jackets with uniform style straps as a fastening method, which mirrors Japanese culture. A real winner for us!
4. CMMN SWDN
For their S/S collection, CMMN showcased what looked like a very retro old school photograph with a stylish and contemporary 50s school boy touch. The collection was a definite favourite of ours for its old school yet stylish aesthetic that is actually very wearable. The collection included cropped bomber jackets, trousers and Bermuda shorts that were all kept very simple and basic in design but with an emphasis on construction and layering. We also like the simple and subtle touch of denim added to the collection.
5. Alex Mullins
Last but not least Alex Mullins showcased a spectacular variety of looks for his London Collections Men show. The Central Saint Martins graduate is currently making waves in the current London men’s fashion scene and this show only emphasised that. For his third season at London Collections Men, the young fashion designer presented his signature fun and contemporary take on everyday denim and work wear, which included a variety of oversized and vintage silhouettes, detailed with unique spray painted effects in rich autumnal colours.