Craig of That Dapper Chap takes us around the shows and presentations of day two of London Fashion Week Men’s
|Ready for day two of London Fashion Week Men’s wearing my bespoke suit by Jeff Banks of Savile Row|
If you want to read about what we saw on Day one of LFWM, check out my last post HERE.
Day two began with a hearty breakfast and a tube ride into central London, back at 180 The Strand, to kick things off with the E. Tautz catwalks show.
I’m a huge fan of everything that Patrick Grant does, and his E. Tautz range is no exception. While I thoroughly enjoyed the show and all that he had to offer this season, I’m afraid that due to technical difficulties I have no images to share with you other than a brief iPhone video which isn’t the best quality, and some pictures lifted from the London Fashion Week Men’s website. Sincere apologies.
After grabbing a quick coffee and a chat, catching up with some fellow minded bloggers, we made our way across town to No 2 St Jame’s Market for the Lou Dalton presentation. Not an area I’m hugely familiar with I have to admit, but the space was perfectly suited for the presentation.
Again I was impressed by the collection and the collaboration with John Smedley knitwear. The relaxed silhouettes appealed as did the inspired use of colour, bleached out denim and relaxed tailoring.
Knitwear came oversized in beautifully textured boulcé Merino wool and screen-printed fine-guage Merino wool sweaters in grey gave us colour blocking.
If avant garde was on your wish list, the Art School and Fashion East AW17 presentation at the Topman Showspace would hit the mark.
Fashion East is a well respected non-profit organisation established by Lulu Kennedy MBE and the Old Truman Brewery in 2000, and is considered to be the place to see new up and coming talent.
Fashion East gave us a mix of exploitative showcases utilising every day objects to inspire and deliver a less usual aesthetic.
TOURNE DE TRANSMISSION
After a quick bite to eat it was back once again to 180 The Strand (LFWM keeps you fit, let me tell you!) where we saw the Tourne De Transmission presentation. Using a combination of words, textures and visuals, Tourne De Transmission presented a relaxed and urban collection of heavy coats in blacks and greys, and other outwear elements which are easily transferable from show to street.
One show that I was super excited to see was the Oliver Spencer AW17 catwalk.
To say I appreciate Oliver Spencer and his incredible talent for wearable clothing is an understatement. This show along with E. Tautz was by far my favourite. That’s simply down to the fact that I’d happily wear every single piece in this new range without exception.
The autumnal colour palette shone through the range with oranges and greens, but these were broken up with less traditional colours of the season such as powder blues and dusty pinks.
With great tailoring and mix and match British made pieces utilising fabrics from British mills, Oliver Spencer has once more presented a truly first rate collection.
What We Wear
Last, (for us) but certainly not least was Tinie Tempah’s first foray into fashion with his What We Wear label.
The range is very relaxed, very sports luxe and a bit street. Loose drawstring trousers were paired with tech fabric and jersey jackets and T-Shirts. With a colour palette of black, grey and blue it’s a range that’s sure to fly off the shelves.
And day two was done! tired, hungry and but happy we made our way home to get warm and refuel for our final day. Check back for that soon! Thanks for stopping by.