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10 Issue 71 / 2015 FASHION Pork Pie Hats and Plastic Bags leading tHe catwalks at london collections: Men LCM is already well underway this month. The January sales may have dried out, but think...those odd coats and jumpers in unfamiliar colours still hanging unwanted on the sales racks, might be the must-have inspiration for next years winter seasons. Here is what we have seen so far at London's most stylish menswear event. Whereas for most of us, January is a month that dissolves faster than a Berocca tablet the morning after a heavy night out, in the fashion world it is business as usual. This month sees the exhibition of the most notable A/W 15 menswear collections across three locations in London, tallying up to 37 presentations and 32 catwalks. As we know, the fickle world of fashion waits for no-one. The prestigious menswear designers are already predicting the trends for years to come, but this month are giving us an insight to their theories for next winter. Christopher Shannon's (the BFC/GQ Designer Mens- wear Fund winner) collec- tion had a clear emphasis on the male silhouette, at times using perhaps more feminine items such as corset belts, to accentuate the shoulders and hips. More peculiar and uncon- ventional however, was his use of plastic bags and comical slogans that decorated his apparel. Each model also sported a plastic bag on their head, in an ode, according to Christopher, to photographer Nigel Shafran. The use of retro colour blocking was also certainly not lacking. Kit Neale was also not afraid to splash out with colour for his collection. His preppy sweatshirts and shirts were infused with clashing patterns and glowing prints, with models wearing pork pie hats to add to the quirkiness. Topman came full circle by adding boastful o.t.t. fur coats to their eccentric suits on the opening day of London Collections. Aside from the explosion of rainbows and innovation with these designers, we have also seen some more classic and chiq looks. Coach, a newbie to the club, exhibited a series of gorgeous sheepskin coats and jackets, and Nigel Cabourn showed a carefully composed, practical collection of outerwear for those looking to model as they mountain-climb.

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