"London Collections: Men" - Day 3
17th June, 2012
And here for you guys, the conclusion of this 3-days Marathon of London Collections: Men, before I fly out to Florence for the Pitti Uomo event.
First three images from the nightlife side of London.
The first one shows you Italo Zucchelli (Calvin Klein creative director) and Dylan Jones (GQ UK editor and main patron of this London Collections: Men’s first edition) at the GQ party at Bulgari Hotel last night.
The second and the third pictures show you some images (worth of memory) from the Burberry event at the Knightsbridge store: Christopher Bailey (Burberry creative director, in the middle) with the lead singer from Keane and the current Burberry testimonial (Eddie Redmayne, aka main actor in the recent "My Week with Marylin" movie), and a picture of Elton John and his partner David Furnish sneaking out from the party…
Pringle of Scotland
But let’s go back to business.
I kept the big names showing their collections yesterday for you just on this last post.
First to mention is Pringle of Scotland, big lion of the UK style, which moved its fashion show (usually held in Milan for the Menswear) here in London just for this event.
You know Pringle is quite famous for its knitwear and use of mixed fabrics in its sweaters. This collection is quite sporty, even if it looks too basic for the price Pringle’s items are tagged in store.
Still, there are a couple of looks worth mentioning.
The first one is a nice combo of sweater and cardigan with some subtle stripes (not too sure about the trousers and especially about the shoes…): there is something really light about this look that makes it elegant and sporty at the same time.
For the second one, please focus on the sweater (not on the model, who seems is dying with boredom…) and notice the nice pattern of diamonds beneath the stripes.
At the end of the day, Pringle is famous for its sweater, so if you want to have a Pringle item, go for sure with a sweater with a nice mix of fabrics, such as this one.
At the same time, please DON’T GO with the third picture on this selection: you will look like you are just having one of those days and forgot the notion of colour…
Nicole Farhi, another big name of the UK scene, is quite known for its clean and basic designs, with (sometimes) an edgy cut.
The collection this season looked REALLY basic, and sometimes it seemed to go too much into the underwear segment than into the proper menswear. Consider we are talking here anyway of some “leisure time” looks, nothing sartorial at all.
Nevertheless, I have selected two looks for our purposes.
I have selected these 2 looks because they were nice in the way they can be easily copied or associated: the first one, I liked the combination of the light blue combo shorts and jacket with the “coming back” white tee below, the second one, I was attracted by the trousers and the nice way they were combined with the white sweaters. Both are very spring looks.
Still, as a NO WAY look, there was this mini-floral printed pajama (which was instead originally designed as a going-out piece) that pushed my sight far away from the catwalk and towards the roof, in an effort of asking myself: “Why, why, why???”
Well, I hope enjoyed these last few posts…
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For now, just a brief goodbye and I catch up with you very soon from sunny and VERY warm Florence (for some more craziness from these two intensive weeks of Men’s Fashion Shows)…