31 May 2015

New Look AW15 Menswear

Watergate Theme:
70's look with suedette blouson jackets, polos under patterned shirts all in a 70's colour palette of browns and tans

Rebel Look:
Blouson and parka jackets in khaki shades and faux shearling trim,

Portland Theme:
Bold rust jackets and washed jeans. The nautical touch is more boat workmen rather than the French Riviera

Fjord Theme:
Simple clean cuts in cool neutrals,

Paris Noir Theme:
Classic monochrome look.

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T.M. Lewin AW15 Collection - Smart & Casualwear

Think T.M. Lewin and your mind conjures up images of suits and shirts, but AW15 saw a varied range of smart casualwear.

Complementing the casual range is its title: Thomas Mayes after the T.M in T.M Lewin

Colour palette includes pops of berry tones - or should we say 'Marsala' after all this hue has been named THE colour of 2015 by Pantone.

Colour palette also includes neutral earth tones.

Checks and blue tones are always a casual hit.

Not forgetting the more formal workwear: Suits in sublte tonal checks and ties is glorious colours and patterns

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Russell & Bromley AW15 mens collection

 Key feature for AW15, Russell & Bromley men's shoes is texture.

Tassel Loafers are adorned with wool in traditional eye catching Alpine knit pattern - great for Xmas! For the more conservative, there is the plush yet subtle velvet fronts.

More for everyday, the classic tassel loafer was given a countryside feel with tweed cloth and tonal leather trim, whilst the bold colour blocking of black and golden tan gave a contemporary touch., 

Brogues mixed leather with check suit cloth .

Colour contrasting shoe laces  brought a fun element to the Oxford brogue.

For evening wear, there was a choice of the smooth plush velvet slipper or the shiny sparkling lace up.
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Matalan AW15 menswear

For AW15, Matalan's menswear collection is reinventing work wear and adding a new layer of texture to simple neutrality.

They've woven flannel checks, khaki tonal pieces and contemporary corduroys with hints of poppy red and emerald green

Themes of toughened military styling persist through their use of biscuit hues, industrial washed denim and classic tailored look.

Inspired by the outdoors, they've included fabrics that radiate texture whilst staying true to neutral, featuring tinted stone greys, melange multi-tone knits and Nordic pale mink.

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Debenhams Menswear AW15 Collection

Debenhams held their  AW15  press day including menswear:

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ORLEBAR BROWN - Satellite Photography‏

This season, Orlebar Brown have taken the Earth in all its natural beauty as the inspiration for their prints and patterns.

 Aerial and satellite imagery of rivers, roads, mountains and cityscapes from the Earth Observatory Project blend into something surreal and exciting. Orlebar Brown overlooks the wonders of Abu Dhabi with its beautiful blue waters, bustle of city life and not to be missed Ferrari World.

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30 May 2015

Sandor Lakatos Menswear FW1516‏

Hungarian menswear designer Sandor Lakatos introduces his AW15 campaign with new prints and fabrics. 

He focused on creating more variations of each classic item. The starting point remains classic menswear : suits and suit separates, with new 3D elements. 

Lakatos added  drop crotch suit pants and street hoodies, sweatshirts and jumpsuits for comfortable streetwear to formal
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Winchester School of Art 2015 BA Menswear Fashion Design & Knitwear

Winchester School of Art (WSA), one of the UK’s leading Art & Design institutions held their 2015 BA Fashion & Textiles Graduate Show at The Yard at Shoreditch.
Here are the menswear collections:
Suzanna James (Knitwear) - The Great Outdoor Man

Suzanna was presented with the Main Undergraduate Student Award from The Textile Society.
Inspiration was drawn from the natural world, specifically fisherman, the sea and surrounding landscapes of the geographical homes to the knit patterns Suzanna researched. 
These knit patterns included the historical North East Russian knit traditions, the traditional Guernsey sweater, Scandinavian and Fair Isle designs. 
Suzanna created a modern and contemporary feel to the more traditional and historical knitted designs.

Sophie Hodges - Against The Grain

Rebecca Lowton - Generation Spornosexual

For her sportsluxe inspiration, Rebecca looks to the Spornosexual man: buffed and groomed with rippling muscles..

Jinchen Chen - Himalya

Stephen Highfield - Folded Culture

Graphic repeats, patterns and geometric forms. Inspiration drawn from urban design and menswear subcultures such as Biker, Jock and Punk

Amy Harris - Rude To Stare

Inspired by Contemporary tailoring.after doing a 6 month internship at Richard James.

Eloise Lancaster - Zugzwang

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