At Bowler & Beach we love men’s fashion and were delighted to be lucky enough to attend London Collections: Men AW16 at the weekend. London Collections: Men is a twice yearly event to showcase British fashion talent, with emerging and exciting menswear brands exhibiting alongside the more established global menswear brands.
Organised by the British Fashion Council, it covers Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer, and is attended by fashion heavyweights and fashionable celebrities alike, with Dylan Jones, David Gandy, Tinie Tempah and Oliver Proudlock to name but a few. It is an event buzzing with energy, creativity and style and certainly inspired us at Bowler & Beach. We met and spoke to some of the exhibitors who are building fantastic men’s fashion brands, many of whom demonstrate the spirit and the values that we are aspiring to create with Bowler & Beach. We loved talking to the London Sock Co, Oppermann, David Preston Shoes, Sarah Hellen and Kitmen Keung.
Then there were the shows… The catwalk shows really give the opportunity to the fashion designers to showcase their skills, creativity and ideas and we certainly saw plenty of colour, classy silhouettes, and wild and wonderful designs, with the picture below summing it up perfectly.
We saw the sleek style of Matthew Miller, the sharp yet anarchic style of Casely-Hayford, the fun and flamboyant Sibling, and our personal favourite, the classic and stylish Oliver Spencer.
It was a fantastic day and with the growing success and increasing momentum behind London Collections: Men, it is only going to get bigger just as the menswear market grows. We look forward to visiting the next Spring/Summer event and who knows, we may even get to exhibit our swim shorts!
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