February 1, 2016

London Collections: MEN AW16 | Day 1

First day at LC:M AW16, a short review of the shows we attended from the following designers: Nasir Mazhar | Craig Green | CMMN SWDN   —  

January calls for London again, this time for the AW16 runway shows at London Collections: MEN. Our schedule was pretty busy for 6 days of presentations and meetings. We got to check out designers that we regularly see and new designers that were very interesting and inspiring.

Day 1

The first show we attended was Nasir Mazhar’s. “Imagining a club world of individual characters unified by darkness” was the main idea behind this collection, his second consecutive show where he was inspired by his now characteristic shades of black. Every outfit was treated as a entirely different project, which came out a very interesting mix of outfits and shapes where we got to see Nasir’s artistic side on every piece of the collection.

 

In a completely different scenario from past seasons, right at Ambika Gallery in Marylebone, Craig Green set up his show for AW16. For this collection Craig showed a relaxed way of interpreting his love for uniform and utilitarian design with a mix of very interesting aged fabrics with deconstructed re-assembly shapes, not stepping far away from the essence that characterizes his designs.

 

Continuation between collections was key element for Saif and Emma from CMMN-SWDN, to keep for this AW16 presentation. Following their last SS16 collection called “Domus” (latin for ‘home’) they showed again very tailored and sophisticated outfits with vibes from the late 70’s and early 80’s. “This season was about looking at clothes as an extension of your home” Saif explains, a bunch of childhood memories, textiles and objects that surrounded their childhood were used as inspiration for choosing color palettes and materials.

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