London Fashion Week is just a few days away, and while womenswear will rule the runways – men will have their chance to shine in the streets. The Candid team will be hitting the streets of London with roving photographers to capture some serious streetstyle. Everything from the Savile row and sartorial to offbeat and edgy. For those who haven’t got their looks sorted we’ve put together a list of key A/W 16 trends to carry you through fashion week and the upcoming season.
Orange Is The New Black
OITNB is no longer just a binge-worthy Netflix show, the colour itself popped up all over A/W 16 runways and is now a key trend for Autumn. From muted paprika to ultra bright fluoro, Orange in all it’s variations is a welcome refresher for the season ahead. Pair your burnt orange with dusty pink or khaki for a tonal look, or opt for a bolder statement with a bomber in the colour of the moment. This jacket by Rick Owens ticks all our Fashion week boxes, it’s light enough to transition from venue to street, and standout enough to make sure you’re spotted.
Another runaway hit that’s trickled up from the streets to the catwalk is the oversize trend. Everything from hats to hoodies has gotten the supersize treatment this season. Look for elongated sleeves and dropped shoulders to really nail this trend, and pair with slim trousers to avoid looking sloppy! The overdyed effect and raw edges lend an air of nonchalance to this hoodie by Haider Ackermann, making it a go-to for those “too-cool” to care about picking outfits for Fashion Week.
Between show invites, portable charges and space for all the swag – it’s an absolute most to have a roomy rucksack. Less a trend and more a necessity for the long days of Fashion Week. Upgrade your bag from basic black and look for printed styles or luxe materials. We’re loving the unexpected reflective sheen on this Christopher Kane bag, it’s innovative material allows it to illuminate with the flash of a camera or phone. Perfect for blinding the paparazzi as you dash between shows. Bonus sartorial points for matching your bag to your bomber as seen here…
Combine style with practicality and slip into a sleek pair of derby shoes this season. They can easily transition from day to night (and match strict dress codes). With their thick soles and polished uppers, Derby shoes look great with a tailored suit and equally at home with ripped jeans. You’ll be thankful for the sturdy soles on the Frank Wright shoes as you trek between shows.
A perennial favourite, the rollneck is a London staple. Whether you prefer a chunky knit or something sleek to wear under a suit – you’re sure to find a rollneck to fit your needs this season. Swap out the tie and slip your slim rollneck under a tuxedo for a new take on after-party black tie. For day go oversize and degrade like this jumper from Perry Ellis America and pair with rolled up denim, for max effect.
Words by Tyler Kenny