As day one of London's biannual hoo-hah comes to a close, London Collections: Men continues its four day quest in showcasing global menswear trends all the while trying to launch the careers of innovative young designers. And while autumn/winter is usually a more conservative season, lets take a look at day one of LCM.
Topman kicked things off showcasing their continued love affair with the nineties. Sporting natty suits, wide-leg velour trousers and floppy beanie hats, Topman painted a vivid picture of that guy who wears pyjamas to lectures and pairs a satin kimono with a cashmere jumper. Very Topman. The MAN show was flaunting its unrivaled reputation for supporting the most exciting new names in menswear by putting a show that was, well, very much out there - From Nancy Boy sparkles to clown coloured hair. Before that, Nasir Mazhar shocked most people by sending his male models down the runway in thongs, crop tops and trousers that were worn half way down their legs. One model even looked like he was a twin of Darth Vader. Quite the show. Other shows throughout the day included Craig Green, Barbour, and Cottweiler.
A day were nothing seemed normal you could say. But isn't that part of the fun? The amount of talent that has been shown in the first day alone has been mind blowing. I can't wait to see what is yet to come.