Thursday, 4 March 2010

LFW Mensday

I'm a little late with this but thought i'd quickly say something about LFW this year. Went along to two shows on mensday firstly Tim Soar and then Omar Kashoura.

Tim Soar had a very good collection, i wasnt 100% sure about the styling employed, some strange layering and hair colour but the tailoring in general was outstanding. All the shirts and trousers were impeccably well cut and simple and were emphasized beautifully by some really stand out pieces on the upper body. I loved this tan long sleeved top thing (can't really say what it is?).

I also loved this jacket with the small layer over the thin lapeled ,longer cut under jacket. I guess some of the love i feel with these two is the camel suedes and leathers used and that colour matched with simple blacks whites and blues was one of my favourite colour combinations last year.

Omar Kashoura really blowed me away. Not only was the catwalk set in a lovely bar just down the road from the main area which was drowned in free cocktails and champagne as well as the obligatory vitamin water, Omar also gave one of the most incredible collections i've viewed. I won't swamp you with photos as im sure everyone has already seen them but this was my favourite piece. I loved the brilliant suiting and the heavy weight collars on some of the shirts are amazing, too often we see light weight shirts that billow and wave which is all fine, but sometimes we all just need a heavier weight shirt that holds itself especially in the blowier winter months. I also love the pairing of this stunning tailoring with the more casual nylon outerwear. This short metallic nylon cagoule is incredible and i cant wait to give this look a go maybe over summer.

Despite these two that i saw on catwalks my favourite collections was the Lou Dalton instalation snapped up by fashion east. Why Dalton didn't get a space on the catwalks i have no idea but the collection was stunning. Really fun and casual winter wear which was a breath of fresh air after the structured rigidity of Soar and Kashoura two collections. Go to StyleSalvage to see some of the superb zip detailing on the bottoms of the trousers and the jackets.

Apart from those there were fantastic collections displayed by H by Harris, Mr Hare and Martine Rose which im sure you can find information on in other places so that is all for today.

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