Waking up in the morning and just KNOWING that you're going to see KTZ's LC:M catwalk show definitely takes goose pimply onto another level! Being a part of his huge fan base and following is always an evangelical experience.
Urban warrior/gladiator fighting in the ring of technology meant that the boxing gloves were swapped for fingerless hand wear. Medallions, wreaths and the face of Athena peppered KTZ's statement jewellery and the fired orange colour of ancient clay was added to KTZ's monochrome palette.
VENI, VIDI, VICI!
Richard James's aptly named Desert Rats SS15 collection was sharp, detailed and although military themed had a sandy softness to it...Savile Row tailoring with colour.
When thinking about British knitwear, John Smedley is always on the top, top of my toppest list and with 230 years of production in Lea Mills, Derbyshire, it's not really surprising. The brand's contemporary take on the short suit that's so hot for SS15 in the yellow/orange combo is why Smedley keeps winning!
Triple washed denim, track pants, mesh and hooded kaftans with that yihaaa of a sprinkling of aluminum leather kind of sums up James Long SS15. It's an extremely wearable collection inspired by a boxing and island theme. The entire collection was voted 10/10 by my team.
Casely Hayford, father and son duo's Art Intervention SS15 certainly puts sportswear into the realm of formal. The elongated bomber sweat is really why I would wish to be a man, although not being one has no bearing on the fact I will own this piece somehow. Innovative fabrics, tromp l’oeil, layering, slim trousers, shoulders, long and relaxed jacket waists...the whole collection keeps an elegant eye on an anarchic approach to menswear.
Photographs Fred Yardley