Alexander McQueen presented their Fall 2013 collection in London, giving us a lineup that’s filled with some really unique detailing. The presentation itself featured models with plastic masks and slicked hair, giving an early 1900′s type of vibe and the pieces followed suit. Relaxed suiting with pinstripes and velvet detailing dominated the runway show with hints of polka dots and other standout patterns tossed in the mix as well.
British menswear label Lou Dalton opened the London Collections: Men shows with a well-designed range that’s balanced between workwear and fine tailoring in some of classic winter shells. Included in the mix were staple items such as Double-breasted coats in Raw Shetland wools, with welcomed details such as contrasted back panels and pocket flaps. With the Northern Isles of Scotland being the root of inspiration for Lou Dalton’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection, it’s no surprise the offerings also featured red tartan and large-scale green and navy plaid finishings. Some workwear-centric pieces included all-in-one jumpsuits, woolen gilets with technical fabrics and oilskins.
London-based designer Ozwald Boateng had an exceptional showing at last week’s London Fashion Week. Though his Fall 2012 collection is not as vibrant as we’ve seen from him in season’s past, it’s still one to keep an eye on for next winter. The warm fabrics and muted tones play well together while the cuts deliver a well-crafted lineup of goods. The Japanese-inspired aesthetics blend well with the British roots of the label and make for some must-have offerings.