One thing that always interests me at London Fashion Week Men, is the increasing lean towards androgyny, and it was so evident in all of the the collections on show at LFWM.
History, craftsmanship, functionality and a little bit of a racing vein whats not too LOVE!!
Perhaps one of my favourite labels for every day wear, and whose show I would never miss is Private White V.C.. Indeed, creative director Nick Ashley sought inspiration from the brand’s female customers in putting together this season’s collection, both in terms of their use of fabrics – from the incorporation of double cloth, double face cloth, ripstop and Ventile; but also in terms of their attention to innovation and highly technical finishes.
One of the stand out pieces is the collection was the Family Coat, which as the name suggests, suits the whole family, men and woman alike.
The fabrics may be androgynously innovative but they definitely stay in tune with the brand’s luxurious vibe, with woven cashmere’s adopting a more casual military feel and boyish cuts that fit properly. Gender specifications have been blurred with this collection and I for one love the Work trouser and the Poplin Shirt that could work for both men and women.
Alan West for Ms Castro Rides