Day 3 of fashion week started off with an eclectic and at times asexual collection from J.W. Anderson, before some of Britain’s sartorial big names took men’s wear back to the beginning.
Belstaff went to the desert, with rusty-hued leathers and suedes, mixed in with some incredible sand-coloured trousers and staple knits. English tailor Dunhill celebrated all things British with its royal interpretation of suiting, mixed with some slouchy trousers and artist smocks that poked fun at the traditional.
Finally, McQueen battled monsters at sea with tattoo-inspired all-over prints, never to take away from the label’s signature super-fine silhouette. Drop your anchors and click through the slideshow for the all the highlights of LCM Day 3.
J.W. Anderson went to the stars for Spring 2016, crafting space odyssey long-sleeved tops and ones nude and sheer, carrying feather and scissor motifs. Anderson’s billowy, cropped trousers continued an appeasing to the androgynous in indigo and white.
But the most wearable pieces were the asymmetrical zipped leather jackets in super snug fit, and the indigo denim work coats, made in line with classic Japanese fabric technique.
Desert exploration ventured forth at Belstaff. Inspired by the British Army’s World War II Desert Rats, the British biker label lead out a worn-in collection, which boasted plenty of masculine pieces: brown suede and leather vests; sandy field jackets and parka (with map contour patters); slim and straight rousers with military details; and for summer, some army green shorts.
Knits were heftily woven in cream; putting it all together under round-frame shades, atop a vintage ‘Belstaff’ jeep.
English tailor Dunhill stuck to its pheasant-hunting guns this season, offering a quintessentially British collection shy of any sort of sports references or athleisure. Creative director John Ray paid homage to Edward VIII with top hats over morning suits accented with paisley silk ties. Giant floral boutonnieres in red or white added some colour, before hunting jackets and micro-plaid checks appeared on waistcoats, trousers and later on, shorts.
Cotton trousers fell relaxed and rolled up in mustards and greys, matched with candy socks and leather loafers, and bigger plaids under contrast-print bow ties. Slouchy button downs in colour-blocked stripes finished the collection, with felt floppy brims and neckerchiefs for an English painter touch.
Sarah Burton channelled the romantic sailor for her Spring 2016 collection, offering a print-heavy tailored range on behalf of Britain’s enfant terrible, Alexander McQueen. Like scrawls on a page, inky drawings drew on white collars and suits, harbouring anchors and exotic mermaids that most seafaring lads would have tattooed on their skin.
The prints continued over Burton’s sharp-shouldered suit jackets, ranging from camouflage to mythic sea monsters. A highlight was the reworked peacoat, in navy, black and white, with additional contrast buttons of the sleeve and a super-fine shape that wrapped the torso tight. But the suits couldn’t be outshone: super-trim, lean and bold. Pull up ship for this one.
Click through the slideshow for highlights of LCM Day 3.