Gone are the days where mens fashion shows are obsessed with coats, shirts, suits and ties. All the old rules have been thrown out and day three of London Collections: Men has shown us just that. The balance between formal and radical that once was is now gone. The question stands though, with the old rules gone, what fills that vacuum?
J.W. Anderson kicked the day off by showcasing his show on gay
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I have never been a fan of the Moschino collections, ever. But this time around I was actually impressed. Kicking things off with the amazing Lucky Blue Smith, the collection was full of colourful, graphic, photo based artworks. It worked for me. However, nobody impressed me more than the Matthew Miller collection. I'm not usually a fan of suits but the cropped blousons and flowing overcoats that were made from a ribbed black fabric, all the while being sealed tight with leather belts were absolutely everything. Miller made all the unnecessary details feel so vital. This was a collection that was designed with the tastes and demands of the 21st century male firmly embedded in the mind.
Day three has cranked things up a notch. There was so many striking, modern pieces produced throughout the day. And these are pieces that we will be seeing many street style reports about over the next couple of months.