My London Fashion Week Men’s Style Diary

My Daily Outfits

Now in its 11th season, London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) continues to prove that the menswear shows are not merely a Fashion Week afterthought, but a big business event that is bustling with energy and creativity. The London menswear shows continue to be a championing platform for new designers, who not only reflect the zeitgeist, but cut through it to reveal designs that are innovative and fresh. 

Look 1

For the first day I anchored my look around one of this year’s key colours, burgundy. The full colour spectrum of red, from berry tones to pillarbox red, are big this season so I went with this Reiss leather biker jacket in a deep burgundy. I layered a simple black rollneck underneath and picked up on the colour again with these grey and burgundy check Hackett trousers. Obviously the colour in this outfit is quite strong so I chose a pair of glasses that wouldn’t clash. These frames from the Osirus range proved to be the ideal match. The gunmetal style kept my look feeling fresh and contemporary.

Look 2

This look was all about playing up colour, print and texture. The mustard Richard James corduroy jacket layered over Levi's denim and paired with a Maison Labiche striped tee kept the look visually interesting with a bit of a retro feel. For me, the Harrier frame was the perfect complement to add real character to this look. The round shape and tortoiseshell pattern give an air of old-fashioned class with a preppy twist. The frames are acetate so incredibly light and comfortable to wear. I loved wearing this style and it went down a treat with my followers on Instagram too…always nice to get the feedback! 


Watch my #SixtySecondStyle video in this look below.

Look 3

This is a much more casual fashion week look for me. Again I played up the red trend, this time really going for it as I pair a brushed wool burgundy overcoat with a bright red beanie and a pop of red in a chilled hoodie top. I wanted a pair of frames that could hold their own, so to speak, with this outfit. This Diesel frame proved just the ticket. The Wayfarer style frame was strong enough with everything else that was going on in my outfit, yet the clear grey colouring meant they didn’t dominate the look.

Look 4

On the final night of London Fashion Week Men’s GQ and Rita Ora co-hosted a closing dinner at Berner’s Tavern in central London so it was time to break out the tailoring. I opted for a tonal look with a navy chalk stripe two-piece suit worn with a COS navy rollneck (the perfect cocktail alternative to a shirt and tie) and Hackett brown suede double monkstrap shoes. Going for a pared back look, I went with this rounded, light weight metal Gant frame.

Look 5

Bold Gucci for the Topman LFWM party.

Check out all my frame styles from LFWM over at the Specsavers #LoveGlasses hub

Top Three Trends Spotted at LFWM

  • Oversized Silhouettes Fashion is definitely having more than just a moment with the oversized silhouette — it’s a full-blown love affair and it’s here to stay! London-based label Qasimi mastered this trend for AW ’18 with a collection presented in comforting autumnal tones. Elongated sleeve lengths and dramatically billowing trousers were the order of the day for this minimalist, yet, fashion-forward aesthetic.


 

  • Utilitarian Workwear British singer Tinie Tempah’s third collection for What We Wear astounded the critics at this year’s LFWM with designs inspired by utilitarian dressing. Combining elements of workers’ uniforms with more modern items of clothing such as sportswear, the collection, like the designer himself, is effortlessly cool.

  • Navy and Orange Accenting navy with orange is an underused clever trick that is flattering for practically all skin tones and it was one used to perfection by Christopher Raeburn in his A/W ’18 shows. One standout look included an oversized navy puffer jacket, clashed with an orange backpack featuring criss-cross seatbelt-style straps. 

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