John Lobb has been making the finest footwear for gentlemen since 1866, so it was an honour to be taken through the whole collection by their design director of 27 years, Andres Hernandez. Every pair of John Lobb shoes and boots is the fruit of a meticulous 190-step process carried out by highly qualified artisans in its Northampton workshop.
Yet again head make-up artist for AOFM Pro, Michelle Webb was a joy to behold as she worked on the Mathew Miller models with her team backstage.
Mathew Miller's Introversion collection - inspired by the post-war demobilisation suits - had models down the catwalk in blue hues and mashed up pinstripes. The shredded fabric and death rose embroidery was a construction feat, poignantly set off by flower corsages and neckpieces.
Christopher Raeburn's Meridian collection included a darling new holdall and zip-top tote in British Millerain. Although for me, the REMADE range stole the show with MIG fighter pilot flight suits reconstructed into exceptional garments.
Louis Leeman's leather espadrille - designed in Italy and made utilising the traditional method in Spain, is a perfect combination for a more comfortable and elegant take on the popular summer style.
Christopher Shannon was awarded the inaugural British Fashion Council/GQ Designer Fashion Fund on Monday so his SS15 show was packed with people taking a look! Shannon's conceptual sportswear always leans toward a sexual snippet and the scissored squares flashing skin on his less oversized shorts were elegance personified.
All photos by Fred Yardley