February 4, 2016

London Collections: MEN AW16 | Day 2

Second day at LC:M AW16, a short review of the shows we attended from the following designers: Lou Dalton | Soulland | Christopher Shannon.  —  

Day 2

A very laid back feeling, rich materials with just the right amount of eccentricity is what we got to perceive in every outfit at the Lou Dalton AW16 show . It was as show where you could see that guy “out there”, walking down the streets of London dressed up, or down so well from head to toe.

The collection spoke easiness, coziness and comfortably. Over sized wool coats filled the show with earthly tones, navy and light blues. Brushed wool trousers and tops, chunky knits, belts and Grenson shoes were the highlights of the show.

 

Set up at the center of Bloomsbury Square with a bit of a weather condition, Silas Adler and Jacob Kampp of Soulland hit another home run for AW16, a very unique way of presenting a collection. So many pieces that we got to find in every look could be worn separately by mixing and matching with every other piece of the collection, that is one of the things we love about Soulland.

The collection is called “Junk Car Show” inspired by a typical American junk car lot, where the color palette, textiles and shapes were conceptualized. Timberlands, loose ripped jeans, shearling, sweats and even fake snake skin jersey took place at the show this season.

 

Alison Jaques Gallery housed the Christopher Shannon AW16 presentation show this time. A very different approach from last season, but very well thought. A standing presentation where we were able to see every piece of the collection up close, check materials out, fits and Max Clark’s cool styling.

The inspiration behind this collection was a look on the suburban lifestyle in Liverpool back in the 80’s, where Christopher grew up. “The mood is very pre-good high street clothing, pre-internet”, Shannon explains, the collection is filled with bootlegs, printed t-shirts, patchwork shirts, deconstructed anoraks, boxer shorts and knitwear. The color palette extends from cobalt blue, black, white, pink and classic denim, mixing it with velour and soft shell performance fabrics.