London Collections: Men
LCM AW16 Round Up: Candid's Verdict

LCM AW16 Round Up: Candid’s Verdict

Back to work after the Christmas break and straight into London Collections: Men the same week is now the norm for us fashion types, but it doesn’t make it any easier. We require a good old shake to wake us out of our turkey-induced daze and make us fail in our attempts of a January...
Mad About The Boy: A New Exhibition

Mad About The Boy: A New Exhibition

Mad About The Boy Fashion’s obsession with youth transcends fads. It isn’t confined to just a handful of young designers who like to imagine they are dressing themselves, and is present at the pinnacle of luxury fashion. From Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent to Saint Martin’s graduate shows, the teenage boy goes hand in hand with...
Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2016

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2016

Burberry celebrated the sun this afternoon  by opening its show space up to the elements, the sides removed from its usual glass tent in Kensington Gardens. Guests including Mario Testino, Nick Grimshaw and a very dapper Samuel L. Jackson looked on as British musician Rhodes took his piano seat in front of a string orchestra....
Baartmans & Siegel Spring/Summer 2016

Baartmans & Siegel Spring/Summer 2016

Before the Baartmans and Siegel boys took to their spots on their minimalist Arizonan highway they walked past the words ‘be the bad-ass cowboy you know you wanna be!’ – a truer statement could not have encapsulated this collection more. The presentation was set among geometric black iron frames and undulating cactus neons, reflecting the collection’s effortless masculine style with flourishes...
E. Tautz Spring/Summer 2016

E. Tautz Spring/Summer 2016

E. Tautz – winner of this year’s GQ/BFC Designer Menswear Fund – was one of the most eagerly-awaited outings of London Collections: Men’s SS16 season, the pressure to prove their worthiness of the prize no doubt on creative director Patrick Grant’s mind in the lead up to the show. It came as a surprise then,...
Joseph Turvey Spring/Summer 2016

Joseph Turvey Spring/Summer 2016

On the last day of London Collections: Men, Joseph Turvey showed his SS16 collection on the rooftop of The Century Club while Candid Magazine was busy hosting The Grooming Room two floors down. The sixth season for the British designer saw him bring his inspiration of French Orphism artist Sonia Delaunay and rather adorable dogs...
Bobby Abley Spring/Summer 2016

Bobby Abley Spring/Summer 2016

Crop tops are in for men in 2016, at least according to Bobby Abley. His SS16 show on the final day of London Collections: Men was as playful and entertaining as we would expect. The young designer’s collection featured UFOs, fluffy tops and every boy’s dream: Star Wars. The show included midriff-baring tops, shorts combined...
William Stone Spring/Summer 2016

William Stone Spring/Summer 2016

William Stone’s SS16 outing was a presentation of contradicting aesthetics. From the models’ hair – dreadlocked, top-knotted or tightly cropped – to the mix of tailoring and printed casuals. Set in the Century Club’s grand space, to the backdrop of a solo pianist, tailoring in teal green and horizontal navy pinstripes were worn relaxed, while...
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2016

Taken to the very depths of the Waterloo tunnels, the crowd at the SS16 Alexander McQueen show were treated to Sarah Burton’s many miracles of the deep. The McQueen man for SS16 is a leviathan, once fabled by the hardened explorers that made shape of the world, now brought to life in another flawless collection, poop...
House Of Holland Menswear Season 001

House Of Holland Menswear Season 001

Since the announcement that House Of Holland’s first menswear collection would launch at London Collections: Men, we have been eagerly waiting for its unveiling which came on the third day of LCM, in a presentation space in the underground car park of Selfridges. The collection launched in store at the same time as the presentation...
James Long Spring/Summer 2016

James Long Spring/Summer 2016

Tori Amos’s ‘Cornflake Girl’ summed up the teen spirit of show that was classically James Long this afternoon on day three of London Collections: Men. “I was looking at people who are natural in their clothing, they think they’re blending in, but they’re totally not,” Long said of his SS16 man. Tie-dyed and ripped or...
Backstage at Casely-Hayford LCM SS16

Backstage at Casely-Hayford LCM SS16

LC:M SS16 Backstage with Casely-Hayford All photography by Nicole Gomes
Oliver Spencer Spring/Summer 2016

Oliver Spencer Spring/Summer 2016

We didn’t expect a revolution from Oliver Spencer’s SS16 collection, nor did we want one. Opening with a violin trio, the first look was a deep, rich burgundy which sat with the rest of the collection’s equally rich blend of khaki greens, navy and cream.   Grown-up clothes and models were given a youthful twist...
Agi & Sam Spring/Summer 2016

Agi & Sam Spring/Summer 2016

When starting to design their SS16 collection, Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton’s initial inspiration was the idea of “growing out of child-like fears, the terror of nightmares, prisons and ghosts”. The stars painted on the models faces conjured the thought of dream-like scenarios, but there was nothing scary about this outing for the London duo....
YMC Spring/Summer 2016

YMC Spring/Summer 2016

YMC’s head of design, Fraser Moss, focused on creating coherence in the SS16 show out of the “chaos of ideas” that form the collections. Inspired by oriental workwear, the show also featured more interest than we are used to from the brand. Sage, navy and lighter blues, white, black and dusty pinks were the the...
Backstage at YMC LCM SS16

Backstage at YMC LCM SS16

LC:M SS16 Backstage with YMC All photography by Nicole Gomes  
Lou Dalton Spring/Summer 2016

Lou Dalton Spring/Summer 2016

Lou Dalton updated her man’s essential wardrobe for SS16, lightweight and light-coloured with a nostalgia for heritage pieces. After a autumn/winter’s woolly cocoon, the transparent white jackets and shirts and reimagined gingham was a breath of fresh, spring air. Orange gingham, but swirled as well as checked, and beachy oversized stripe knits were teamed with utilitarian shorts...
Kit Neale Spring/Summer 2016

Kit Neale Spring/Summer 2016

Packed to the Victoria House rafters – or whatever the basement equivalent of rafters is – guests sweltered as Kit Neale provided more of the chaotic brights that he is best known for. After the AW15 circus-themed show, there was no sign of paring back on the prints or accessories, which features pom-pom earrings and floral...
Christopher Shannon Spring/Summer 2016

Christopher Shannon Spring/Summer 2016

Day one of LCM confounded that the below-the-waist trends of SS16 are short shorts and the widest of trousers, which Christopher Shannon took to extremes. Opening with black trousers, which probably had a waist measurement of about 60 inches, were stitched to fit the sample size models, leaving the rest of the waistband gaping on either...
Backstage with Christopher Shannon

Backstage with Christopher Shannon

LC:M SS16 Backstage with Christopher Shannon All photography by Nicole Gomes
Nasir Mazhar Spring/Summer 2016

Nasir Mazhar Spring/Summer 2016

If it hasn’t been clear so far, now it is: Nasir Mazhar is definitely not a sportswear designer. His SS16 collection, which was showcased on day one of London Collections: Men yesterday was the proof that luxury menswear fashion does exist without labels such as ‘streetwear’. His powerful collection featured the iconic tracksuits and other pieces...
MAN Spring/Summer 2016

MAN Spring/Summer 2016

MAN – founded in 2005 by Fashion East and Topman – turns 10 this year, and the Old Sorting Office showspace party was in full swing as we arrived to balloons, cakes, candles and Champagne. Opening the show was a video montage of the last 10 years’ highlights, with a few words from those who...
Backstage at MAN LCM SS16

Backstage at MAN LCM SS16

LC:M SS16 Backstage with MAN All photography by Nicole Gomes
Cottweiler Spring/Summer 2016

Cottweiler Spring/Summer 2016

Ben Cottler and Matthew Dainty, also known as Cottweiler, showcased their spring/summer 2016 collection on the first day of London Collections: Men. The pair have been known not only for their work in the clothing industry but also the contemporary arts, installations and films, which was evident in the theatrical presentation. When it comes to their...
Craig Green Spring/Summer 2016

Craig Green Spring/Summer 2016

British designer Craig Green set the standard very high on the first day of the menswear shows. This is the young designer’s third solo show after graduating from MAN and it had some pretty amazing pieces for the 21st century man. If you’ve been following Craig Green, you probably know by now that his collections are...
Topman Design Spring/Summer 2016

Topman Design Spring/Summer 2016

Promised another throwback from their last Seventies show with the invitation enclosed as a sleeve cassette tape case, Topman today opened London Collections: Men with a show that had moved on and was distinctly Eighties. Candid cover star Jim Chapman, David Gandy and Nick Grimshaw, watched as the collection – entitled Northern Surf – harked...
LCM: 10 THINGS TO DO THAT DON'T REQUIRE A TICKET

LCM: 10 THINGS TO DO THAT DON’T REQUIRE A TICKET

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN is only three days away and over its seven seasons, the buzz surrounding it has grown and grown. Now, rather than sitting at home watching live streams of shows (you can catch up later on candidmagazine.com anyway!) or hanging around Victoria House spotting the wonderful (and often weird) wardrobe creations of the editors,...
Joseph Turvey at The Grooming Room

Joseph Turvey at The Grooming Room

We’re very excited to see Joseph Turvey’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection at London Collections: Men, and especially so as he’ll be joining Candid Magazine at The Grooming Room at Century Club for his presentation. Joseph has shown at Fashion East over the last three seasons and the new backdrop is a perfect platform for his fourth...
William Stone at The Grooming Room

William Stone at The Grooming Room

The Grooming Room at Century Club is coming to London Collections: Men, and it has just been announced that William Stone will be presenting his Spring/Summer 2016 collection as part of the offering. ‘Emporia’ will be the third collection for William who says, “I wanted to look at Victorian exploration and the clash of industrial...
THE GROOMING ROOM: YOUR LCM RETREAT

THE GROOMING ROOM: YOUR LCM RETREAT

London Collections: Men is just around the corner and Candid Magazine are proud to be hosting The Grooming Room at London’s exclusive Century Club, along with Farblack’s portfolio of brands including: fashion business networking group, The Industry, and PR agency, Forward PR. The Century Club Catering to the buyers, editors, stylists, models and bloggers in...



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