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London Fashion Week Men’s SS18

London Fashion Week Men’s SS18

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It took some time, but it’s finally here. My recap and thoughts on some of the shows and presentations I attended during London Fashion Week Men’s Spring/Summer 18. I went to 31 shows, events, presentations and parties during four days, so this is only a highlight of what I sometimes liked and sometimes didn’t. They are not listed chronologically, rather they are listed alphabetically in order to be fair (well, somewhat).

Band of Outsiders had a really different presentation from any I’ve been to, so as a first review it is somewhat unfair not to show any more pictures from it, but I assure you more of this brand will come later. The presentation was held at a stand up comedy club where the comedians had 10 minutes each and while making jokes, were wearing the brand’s clothing. They even made jokes about not being models, but in my opinion the clothes fit them perfectly. However it is hard to show more of their casual athleisure wear, so I urge you to go to their homepage to check them out to get a grip of what’s going on with this talented brand.

Belstaff named their SS18 collection Paris to Dakar and the collection is without doubt inspired by the legendary race taking place between the two cities. Taking inspiration from the late 70s and early 80s era, the rally was less about the race and more a voyage of self-discovery, with riders needing courage and fortitude to complete the journey, never knowing what was to greet them around the next corner. This sense of the unpredictable is very much represented in this collection, rich in multi-seasonal technological innovation, mixing luxurious fabrics and bold prints with functionality. The many countries and terrains the rally passed through provided the perfect inspiration for Belstaff to showcase new modular, lightweight and highly technical styles that are protective and wearable in all climates.

Berthold. I’ve met the lovely Raimund Berthold on a number of occasions from Copenhagen to London and my admiration for him and his clothing doesn’t just stop at the gorgeous fabric. For SS18 he explores the crucial transition from boy to man, drawing influences regarding that procedure from many cultures. Despite differences some things remain the same. There’s a flawed confidence and a false sense of manly power and pride. This collection considers these awkward contrasts and playfully lifts an important issue in modern society as well as historically. When does the transition happen? I’d say the transition never has to happen and keeping some boyishness while being a man is quite vitalizing. Equally vital is the use of colors which Berthold introduces into this collection. Yay to yellow.

Blood Brother is a brand close to my heart for many reasons and hence deserve two sheets of pictures. Their SS18 collection was presented during a huge nostalgia trip to anyone who was a kid in the 90s and the invite came in form of a floppy disk and they must have spent months bingeing for all the old office material on display at the presentation.  The collection is called LOGIN and abscond from our current reality, as a form of escapism from our increasingly negative and harmful environment that is the modern and self-inflicted human experience. The collection is an abstract look at our immediate future and the way we are currently treating and subsequently destroying our planet. With certain global leaders calling global warming a ‘hoax’ our planets natural resources may soon be fantasy, and it may not be long before we will have to disappear online to seek what we desire. A feeling of dystopia is running through the collection as well as the presentation, but as an optimist I choose to take a stand by wearing their clothes to change this possible outcome of the future. Well done BB!

Bobby Abley actually gets two sheets too, as I can’t decide on what to show you really. The exuberance of youth is present even in his collection which I’d normally give thumbs up without even seeing it as I’m a big fan of Mr Abley, but here he pays tribute to and collaborates with Teletubbies for their 20th anniversary and draws inspiration from them, but also looks back to the music and nightlife of his teen years and early twenties (by this I guess we’re about the same age). First of all, I never have and never will like The Teletubbies, but I do adore the colors that cover the runway collection and the playfulness coming out of it. That I do applaud as I’m a firm believer in more color and basically every look made me smile and sometimes even laugh. What didn’t make me laugh however is the upper middle outfit. Why, oh why, did Bobby need to do a sellout? Every major designer and retailer seems to release something similar to the yet not even released collaboration, Supreme x Louis Vuitton. Was that really necessary, Bobby, like really?

BODYBOUND calls its SS18 collection “We shall not wilt” which draws inspiration from protest marches, anti war slogans and flower power movements. This is in my opinion not imminent on the catwalk, but what is even more so is the fact that the collection juxtaposes machismo with femininity and blurs out the lines between the two without cutting either short.  Instead of military boots, 70s platforms and peace symbols are used and a beautiful idea is somewhat not conveyed through the collection, despite it being a beautiful one if one does not know the inspiration to it.

Christopher RÆBURN does have quite a compelling story behind his SS18 collection. The inspiration is taken from ‘The Long Walk’ by Slavomir Rawicz which is an epic story of adventure and survival tracing a 4000-mile journey from Siberia to india traversing the Gobi Desert to the rocky extremes of the Himalaya’s. I don’t think I need to go on. We all get that this collection is about exceptional materials including pre-flown kites, authentic 1940s battledress denim jackets which are reworked and lightweight tulle to name a few. I do adore this collection however and every season Ræburn introduces a new mascot and true to the theme of the collection, this season has a cute jerboa, a hopping desert rodent, embellished on some of the pieces. That detail alone makes me want this really bad.

Harry Xu‘s take on the romanticised masculinity is quite adorable really. Here you put the hottest models out there right now wearing that looks like something like QEII would wear on a day off and they most certainly pull it off, but I’m not sure your everyday man would. The idea is beautiful however. Experimenting with what we all consider to be the boundaries of the ‘man’, familiar shapes are modernised and challenged with romantically playful embroidery. The mirror effect acrylic is a metaphor for the tough appearance we can all use to protect ourselves and I’m not saying this collection isn’t working. It’s just hard to pull off if you’re not Jordy.

Harrys of London presented its Spring Summer ’18 collection at London Fashion Week Men’s in quite an extravagant manner. The brand has evolved a lot during a very short timespan and has evolved into a luxury travel accessory brand, premium shoe maker and into my favorite part, making sneakers out of this world. In a miniature London Eye and a magical garden, shoes were displayed in all the colors of the rainbow and this brand is serious sneaker heaven. To enter through the gates of heaven will cost you a bit though, but it’s all worth it.  (Shot by ©Gary Morrisroe)

JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN, where the name of the brand is an homage to a legendary boxer , embodies traits like strength, personality, dignity and never backing down from a challenge. The bedrock of the clothing Yanagawa makes lies in tailoring accentuated by edgy styles that incorporate traditional elements. His creations have a magnetism that originates in the concept of a masculine image that is both powerful and elegant at the same time. Making up a word “Kafkaeske” that could be found on several prints is somewhat contradictional to this however as kafkaesque actually means “a nightmarish situation which most people can somehow relate to, although strongly surreal”. The show was everything short of a nightmare however with great pieces, despite the fact that I’m still not sold on the overly wide trousers.

John Smedley is as British as it gets. It is a luxury brand creating iconic knitwear. Founded in 1784, for over 200 years John Smedley has designed, manufactured and produced innovative, contemporary knitwear of the highest quality. Combining traditional techniques with the latest technology to produce luxurious, hand finished garments distributed the world over. I don’t have much more to say about this than the fact that I’ll buy whatever Jordy Gerritsma (yup, he had to double in this one) wears.

KTZ is one of my favorites. This is the only collection where I’ll actually let the press release speak for itself: This collection’s story is an interpretation of the Literature of Lord of the Flies. We join the boys tale when they are already established on the island. The presentation of their clothes reflects the remnants of their old world and new beginnings. Their smart conservative fabrics slowly patched over and disappearing is reflective of their old way of life becoming lost and faded, the badges of past achievements and group identities that represented an old order giving way to the the wild nature they find themselves in, and the new identities of their clothes are formed from the discarded debris abandoned to the shores, they stitch together their clothes with silver threads and bottle tops and raw leathers, symbolising new identities and forming brave new worlds.The dark earthy colours of the old order peppered with the bright materials of the hope to come, and still a raw authentic rebellious essence remains, untamed. Oh, and below my buddy Reuben Chapman is in a close-up backstage showing the can tops which have been stitched together. Absolutely love it.

Nicholas Daley made his debut at LFWM with the collection ‘Madras’ and the presentation was head to toe soaking in the concept. Due to his dual heritage, Nicholas has a deep interest in cross-cultural exchange as well as the historically significant binary of music and style (hence a sitar player was sitting in the middle of the room during the presentation). Combining his admiration for both British craftsmanship as well as South Asia and its textiles Nicholas has made a powerful debut.

Nigel Cabourn‘s SS18 collection is titled “Whatever happened to Sean Flynn?” and it took me quite a while to figure out “Who the hell is Sean Flynn?”, but I should have read the press release as that explained he among other things was Errol Flynn’s son. How that is connected to the collection itself is somewhat way too complicated to explain, really, so I’ll go on to the actual collection where men’s and unisex styles include pants, shorts, jackets and a lightweight coat with the women’s collection featuring dresses, jackets and pants.  As ever, hardware details and fabric and are key and Nigel has worked closely with international textile designer, Riccardo Bruni to produce special fabrics.  These include double sided camo with faded ‘nam green one side and faded blue on the other, which features strongly throughout the collection as well as cotton mesh, double-sided cotton gabardine and denim.

Phoebe English Man had a creative presentation as always and I thoroughly enjoyed the blue theme that was going on. They hope to raise a respect for construction rather than decoration and bring a new dimension to young London design, something I find adorable and very, very ambitious as well, as bringing a new dimension to young London design is somewhat of an impossible task. However, Phoebe English does have a fresh take on this and I’m listening.

PRONOUNCE presented by GQ China both marks GQ China’s ongoing collaboration and presence at LFWM and this time PRONOUNCE was introduced to the growing list of Chinese menswear brands to show internationally and that by all rights and means necessary. It’s a high end designer brand based in Milan and Shanghai and the collections is about the interstice and shades between cloths’ layers inspired by east and west esthetics on shadows. Add some color to that and I’m sold for sure. Thrilled to see more coming from this talented duo!

Qasimi is yearning for simpler times in response to today’s bombardment of information and technology, so SS18 looks into the past to reimagine a new future. Blending craftsmanship with new technologies, the movements of the nomadic Bedouin tribes of the Middle East are explored and juxtaposed with modern military parachute fabrications and stitching techniques. The colors range from Rhubarb, Sienna, Pink Sand, Thyme, Overcast, Khaki, Pale Blue, Mint Stripe, Pomegranate Stripe, Granite and Pinecone and add a splash of Jordy and you’ll know what I think.

Songzio from South Korea is all about stripes and as I’m all about stripes, I’m all about Songzio. The SS18 collection entitled “Crossing Veils” is inspired by the phrase: ‘Man, in his night, searches for his own light’. Behind the bar-like vertical lines, the playful and scratch like horizontals make their best emotional effort to protrude. The sensitivity of the brand’s protagonist searching for his emotions, is the essence of this season’s designs. In the essence of everything if you ask me. Way to go!

TOPMAN is more or less an institution and basically was my first stop whenever I went to London in my teens and early twenties. In my eyes they have formed the street style of an entire generation. This season they were celebrating 5 years of LFWM with an exhibition and event featuring 5 collaborators, 5 films, a TOPMAN Designs presentation and one hell of a location which made me feel like I was in hipster heaven (not sure I want to end up there though) in and old factory building. Showing us they’re still ahead, despite their high street price tag, I’m still in awe.

Being in awe is a great way to end this recap of London Fashion Week Men’s and that pretty much sums my experience. London is one of my second homes after all and I’m glad London is so creative, so tolerant, so cutting edge and so full of love. I know who my fave was, but who was your favorite out of these?

72 Comments

  1. Mariann yip
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    I applaud you for going to 31 shows because that is just insane! I get burnt out when it comes to fashion week and I normally pick and choose which shows and events I really want to go to. It seems like you had a jammed packed schedule but I’m so glad you were able to recap it because I’m always intrigued by the men’s shows since I don’t attend those. Thanks for sharing!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:55 PM

      Haha, I’m known to be insane. 🙂

  2. Kamen Kamenov
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 02:07 PM
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    Oh my gosh my friend …. this is so awesome… I have to say I would love to visit London fashion week men’s… every look has a remarkable vibe. Congrats on the stunning blog post.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:55 PM

      Thanks for the compliments and you definitely have to go!

  3. Iliana Garcia
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 02:17 PM
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    I was impatiently waiting for this post and all the pictures. I love them all but Body Bound is my favorite. It’s casual but super chic. Now I’m obsessed with Harry Xu’s set up – blush and cherry blossoms? So me!

    It’s amazing that you had the opportunity to see all these collections 🙂

    xx
    Iliana | www. sophitisticatedfashionista.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:56 PM

      Harry Xu is so you indeed babe! 🙂 xx

  4. Cristofer
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 02:41 PM
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    Looking at this article objectively – it just goes to prove that you indeed are the very top of Scandinavian fashion columnists/editors. I could use the word blogger but it just doesn’t cut it anymore. Carefully curated and selected content with a personal angle of the ideas and art behind the garments really makes this interesting to read about. That this article points in the direction of designers not that known to, at least, the Scandinavian audience is commendable. I for one have found some new designers to follow. Applauds to you for having the energy to do the hard work behind being able to even write a story like this. Looking so much forward to what will come from Paris and NY.

    Oh, and : KTZ and Berthold. Those would be my favorites.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      Tack finaste Cristofer. Blir rörd! <3

  5. Lisa-Jane
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 03:00 PM
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    The level of detail of your LFWM shows is amazing and I loved reading it! I’ve been a fan if KTZ for years and happy to see you feel the same way! Also heard a lot of hype about the Topman show – so I loved reading your thoughts too. Thanks for this post and the gorgeous photos! LJ x

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      I know right, I’m a huge fan too! xx

  6. Coco
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 03:06 PM
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    Wow impressive recap! 31 fashion shows is a lot to take in 4 days! Can I be honest? I will anyway. Most of menswear fashion shows introduce edgy unwearable style to me. Some of them are painful to my eyes. Am I obsolete? That said, I loved Songzio, Topman and John Lawrence Sullivan very much. Can’t wait for your next post!! Love, Valeria

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:58 PM

      Of course, honesty is always appreciated. You’re not obsolete at all. Just as the Couture weeks, men’s fashion weeks don’t always show pieces you’d be walking down the street in. 🙂 xx

  7. Suz
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 05:30 PM
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    Wow! Lovely coverage! Digging the boxer robes and Japanese vibes but everything looks so good!

  8. kallie
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 05:49 PM
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    Wow 31 events in 4 days!! That’s insane, but what an experience! I love this roundup, there were so many great colors and unique styles…So very exciting!

  9. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 05:53 PM
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    My Dear Tommy,
    Wow. I am completely amazed and unbelievably taken back by your marvelous account of your 31 shows in 4 days ! Then again I’m not really surprised because this is what you do and also do so well. As usual I needed to go back to your post several times before I could comment properly.
    Having the Band of Outsiders show in a Comedy Club is genius and definitely something I would have loved to see. I agree that the clothes were a perfect fit and did go to their main page. Berthold with the Boy to Man Collection and John Smedley with the hand crafted knitwear stand out in my minds the most but the one I am most fascinated with is Blood Brothers with the LOGIN / and all of the statements involved. I applaud you for remaining the optimist you are and wearing them as a statement for making a positive change !
    I agree about Teletubbies 100%.
    Thank you so much for this enormous endeavor and for explaining everything so eloquently so even someone like me can have a taste of these amazing shows and extraordinary art.
    All my Love,
    (Your) Jenny

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:59 PM

      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and your appreciation of my work! Love right back at you!

  10. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Monday July 3rd, 2017 at 07:27 PM
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    Well you’ve really outdone yourself with this full on review/recap! I wish I could’ve gone to London mens so thank you for making me feel like I was there!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 10:59 PM

      Next time, join me!

  11. Bernice
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 03:31 AM
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    I love how life reflects culture, and culture reflects life as best shown in these collections. The current political climate of the countries of the world, and how people seek to understand has been a great muse to the designers as I can see. Thank you for sharing their collections with us!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/07/04/Gift-Guide-for-your-Bridal-Party-Customised-Compact-Mirrors-and-More

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:00 PM

      Thank you for taking your time to read and partake of what was displayed! xx

  12. Samjah
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 03:43 AM
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    Fashion in the comedy club? Now that’s different and dope! Your recap has me feeling like I was right there with you. It was so descriptive! My favorite type of style is minimal and stripes. So I would have to say that Songzio was my favorite brand from this post.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:07 PM

      That really was different! And you picked a good favorite as Songzio was amazing!

  13. Candace
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 05:31 AM
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    I had no idea London Men Fashion Week would be like this, but I shouldn’t have expected anything less because it’s London after all! Even being a female, I got so much inspiration from these collections being spotted on the runway. I’m sure my fiancé would have loved to be a part of this and see all these shows!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:08 PM

      London is a lot more edgy, cutting edge and fierce than the rest of the fashion weeks, that’s why I like LFWM best. And show your fiancé this post to begin with, haha.

  14. Rosita Chávez
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 06:03 AM
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    All this collections were fantastic! I am impressed with how many shows you attended!
    Love,
    Rosita Chávez
    http://www.thedenimstreet.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:08 PM

      Thanks a lot!

  15. Charissa
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 07:44 AM
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    What a cool recap! And wauw, so many shows in such a short period. NUTS! Although I must say… when I attended AFW for the first time, I also saw every single show. Part of the deal I guess and always fun to attend 🙂 XO Charissa – http://www.ladygoldapple.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:09 PM

      Haha, I always tell myself I don’t HAVE to attend every show, yet I end up doing so anyway. xx

  16. Stephanie
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 01:38 PM
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    I was so fascinated by the Blood Brother presentation on your Instagram stories. It was really neat to read more about it here. I think KTZ had my favorite pieces, but there were so many intriguing stories behind these shows and designs I never knew existed. I think it’s amazing that you were able to go to so many events and see so many of these incredible looks up-close and personal. I hope one day I get to go to a fashion week somewhere in the world!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:10 PM

      Glad you like my Instastories! 🙂 And I’m sure you will Stephanie, I’m sure you will! xx

  17. Taylor Mobley
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 02:25 PM
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    WOW! This was SUCH a cool recap. I have been following along a little bit on your instagram, and loved the images there. 🙂 That was a TON of shows. This just REALLY hypes me up for NYFW this year. I feel like you learn so much about a brand, get an inside look into what they are presenting for the coming year, it is a super cool opportunity. I love the way you write, too, if I haven’t said this already. I feel like we are chatting like friends when I read your blog!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:11 PM

      Thanks for following me along my trip! <3 And which one are you referring to as I'm heading to NYFWM on Sunday? Love right back at you for your kind comment! xx

  18. kileen
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 07:52 PM
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    this is such an awesome recap and i loved seeing some of the new men’s fashions!

    kileen
    cute & little

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:12 PM

      Thanks a lot!

  19. Gracie
    Tuesday July 4th, 2017 at 09:25 PM
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    WOW how exciting for you experience all that fashion. To go to 31 shows in such a short period of time must have also been mind blowing! Great coverage.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:13 PM

      It was both mind blowing as well as exciting! xx

  20. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Wednesday July 5th, 2017 at 09:50 AM
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    Omg 31 show! I believe you are definetely tired but inspired as well All this collections are fantastic! Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:13 PM

      You’re correct on both accounts, haha. xx

  21. Sheree
    Wednesday July 5th, 2017 at 10:12 AM
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    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe you went to 31 shows and presentations!! It sounds amazing to be able to see all of the menswear glory. Some of the collections are very couture and avant-gard like Blood Brother while others are super wearable and streetstyle chic and I can see you wear the collections. Harry Xu’s sneakers and loafers are so good!! I want them myself.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Thursday July 6th, 2017 at 11:14 PM

      And that’s what makes FW so fun. There’s something there for everyone and you get so inspired. xx

  22. Jo
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 01:00 AM
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    London Fashion Week is my favorite by far! The Brits just don’t hold back when it comes to creativity and adding their iconic tongue in cheek sense of humor to style. Even though not all of these designers are Brits they definitely embody what LFW is all about. I’m so in love with the bold colors and streetwear inspiration from these collections. I really wish I could have seen the Band of Outsiders show. It sounded awesome! I love Belstaff’s collection too.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  23. Christine Kong
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 01:30 AM
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    Holy moly! I cannot believe you attended 31 shows! I can’t even fathom how tired you would be, but you have so much energy and the excitement that surrounds each show is probably contagious. I love women’s fashion but seeing these incredible designers and the creativity, color, details, and life that they bring to their collection makes me also appreciate the menswear line even more. I’ve only heard of a handful of these brands, but I appreciate that you shared so many more that deserve recognition. What a fantastic experience! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  24. Ana Vukosavljevic
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 01:56 AM
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    What an amazing post Thomas! I was really looking forward to this one. While I was reading it I had so many favourites, but I think I like the most Blood Brothers and Band of Outsiders. Great work, can’t wait for more!!

  25. Jenn Hanft
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 02:15 AM
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    I’ve been waiting for this exact post the moment you said you were attending fashion week back to back! I love love love seeing what designers have come up with for their latest showcase of the season and how each designer is so unique and expresses him/herself differently. I’d have to say that some of my faves are Berthold, Bobby Abbley (love the tribute to teletubbies), and KTZ! Thanks for sharing them all and glad you had an amazing time 🙂

    With love, Jenn
    https://www.jubilantdose.com

  26. Jen
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 06:17 AM
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    I really love Blood Brother, Pronounce and Songzio. Perhaps it’s my love of yellow and stripes but those brands really spoke to me. I love the structure of Pronounce, the simplicity of Songzio and the meaning behind Blood Brother. Global warming is real people. We need to be more conscious of the planet and take a stand to protect our earth.

  27. Robin Jones
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 01:42 PM
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    WOW it looks like Fashion week was KILLER! These designs are so out of this world, I’m totally in love! 31 shows? That’s crazy! You trooper ! So glad you had such a good time!

  28. Gina Diaz
    Friday July 7th, 2017 at 09:17 PM
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    Wow, what an incredible experience to be part of London Fashion Week for Men. I have never been part of a fashion week either for female or male. I hope one day I can do it! 🙂 but I am happy that I can experience it thru your eyes. All these styles are wonderful, I love the most the ones with the stripes!

    xx. Gina

  29. Deddeh Howard
    Saturday July 8th, 2017 at 05:00 AM
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    Wow 31 shows and events in only 4 days? Wow you’re amazing. Thanks for sharing with us, I’m loving all the looks.

  30. Darya
    Saturday July 8th, 2017 at 09:41 PM
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    Wow! I believe this experience was so outstanding! I saved so many pictures to show to my friends! Most of all, I love Band of Outsiders – so bright and super stylish!!!

  31. Lily Rose
    Saturday July 8th, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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    Wow look at the brands, the shows and the parties you got to see and attend in LFW! I haven’t heard of any of these brands before, and my husband doesn’t use them, so I can’t say from a consumer experience. But from the presentation and creativity effort that was put into the shows, I gotta say I like Band of Outsiders, Harrys of London and KTZ. First, it’s very clever to show off the outfits with comedians. The impressions last longer and it lightens up the atmosphere. Second, with Harrys of London, the way their display their shoes is very creative, like you said, a heaven of sneakers. And lastly the story behind KTZ collection is so cool. And that is great your buddy Reuben got to wear their cap with the can tops stitched together.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  32. Debbie Savage
    Sunday July 9th, 2017 at 01:59 AM
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    Wow, you live the life Thomas! Thank you so much for sharing your experience! The men’s fashion wear preview was so informative for me as I have the opportunity to style me husband! Attending all the shows must of been a marathon! Great work!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  33. Dom
    Sunday July 9th, 2017 at 02:23 AM
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    My dear Tommy, I am so proud of you for getting through every show and in the end recapping it with a beautiful post! I’m obsessed with a few of these pieces but let’s be honest you would rock them more! Like for real, I know you got invited to attend these shows but why were you not invited to walk the runway buddy, lol! THIS IS RIGHT UP YOUR ALLY! haha. Anyways, I am so honored to call you my friend, a pretty cool friend that get’s to attend amazing shows like this! Thank you for sharing you beautiful journey with us.
    Love, Dom

  34. Samantha Mariko
    Sunday July 9th, 2017 at 09:55 AM
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    Thomas, you are crazy (in a good way lol) because I mean, 31 shows + other events in 4 days?!?!?!? I would die haha. Anyways, I loved the photos you put together for this post and it was fun seeing new and familiar brands. I think Belstaff recently opened a store in Tokyo and I saw John Lawrence Sullivan for Tokyo Fashion Week a few seasons ago and loved it. Looking forward to more Fashion Week posts 🙂
    Samantha

  35. samira
    Monday July 10th, 2017 at 05:17 AM
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    SO many events and shows! WOW! You are a superstar haha! Sounds like such a great time, I always love reading about mens fashion and fashion week 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    xo, samira

    http://www.leathertolunch.com

  36. AMC
    Monday July 10th, 2017 at 11:20 AM
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    Oh my goodness! What the actual 😳😍😳👌🏾 Your summary of all LFW shows are insane! Well done!!

    Absolutely loved all your pics from the week. I don’t know how you survived and lived to tell the tale haha.

    Looking forward to more FW news from you. I always love reading yours ❤️

  37. Sharon Wu
    Monday July 10th, 2017 at 05:23 PM
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    man i still can’t believe how many shows you’ve been to thomas! you are living my dreams! lol looking forward to seeing more from you and so far these photos/collections do not disappoint 🙂 xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/style-lullabys-boutique-launch/

  38. Gracie
    Monday July 10th, 2017 at 06:43 PM
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    Thomas, what an experience. That must have been the highlight of the year for you. Great coverage.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

  39. Jessie
    Tuesday July 11th, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    London Fashion Week Men SS18 is so cool!!! There are so many talented designers with so many creative looks. I love the creative looks from Blood Brothers and I love the minimal styles from JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN! The fashion week in London looks so fun!! Lucky u!

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/ocd-restaurant-telaviv/

  40. Jessica
    Tuesday July 11th, 2017 at 01:33 PM
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    Thirty one shows in four days is definitely a challenge! The fact that you made sure to not miss any shows at all proves how dedicated you are and how willing you are to tackle any and all challenges. Hope you enjoyed this amazing opportunity. Thank you for sharing! Xo, Jessica

  41. Jacqueline
    Tuesday July 11th, 2017 at 08:45 PM
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    That is seriously insane that you went to so many show! I hope you can relax now. But I bet you had so much fun! As one of your faves is KtZ I was going to say I can see you wearing some of their stuff. They’re so unique. Looking forward to seeing what you wear this fall!

  42. Maggie
    Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 12:36 AM
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    I can’t believe you did all that in 4 days. You outdid yourself for sure. You’re still one of the few bloggers that actually blog about fashion shows and I really enjoyed reading your take on all the shows. It’s refreshing and so interesting to also read about the inspiration behind each collection. My personal favorite is KTZ, but I’m biased because it has more of a costume design influence (Lord of the Flies) and it’s right up my alley. I just love the dystopian look. Songzio is another favorite. You can never go wrong with stripes, but I really loved the collection. I can see all the Kpop stars wearing it. Haha. I thought Band of Outsiders was probably one of the most unique because they used comedians instead and made it more inclusive with the audience. Thanks for sharing as always Thomas! I can really tell you poured so much energy into writing this post!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.

  43. Tandya
    Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 03:59 AM
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    Okay so your London Fashion Week looked absolutely amazing! I cannot believe believe that you went to 31 shows, events, presentations and parties during your four days there! Talk about busy! I really love the SS18 collection from Qasimi. The nomadic Middle East vibes are so good! I also love that they use military parachute fabrications and stitching techniques! So cool! KTZ designs are also very unique!

    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Tandya
    http://www.simplytandya.com

  44. Natalia k
    Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 09:23 AM
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    31 shows I’m feeling tired just from thinking about that! Wow you sure are dedicated.
    I’m loving your round up of the shows very in depth and detailed I feel like I was there.
    My favorites would have to be Band of outsiders for holding it at a comedy club I think that’s a fun idea and would make a cool thing to watch.I also liked Pronounce I would so wear those clothes but in black of course,but my first fav would have to be KTZ as a punk in my youth yes I had a mowak I really liked the old school vibes in this collection.
    Xo
    Natalia k

  45. Open Kloset
    Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 05:30 PM
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    Hey Thomas
    Hows you?
    I was super Excited about your LFW post and I can’t Believe that you made 31 Shows in 4 Days, you Are Amazing and what a Fantastic Experience, I want to Attend so much to a Fashion Week too:)
    You made Amazing Job, Loved The Designers:)
    I can’t even choose which one is my Favorite but maybe KTZ:) You would Look Amazing in some of pieces:)
    Love and Happy Week
    Open Kloset By Karina

  46. LAFOTKA
    Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 05:58 PM
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    Harry’s of London is definitely my favourite! SO GORGEOUS! Hope you had fun my friend – I have the same to look forward to in September :O)

    Tatyana x
    LAFOTKA

  47. Vanessa Berlin
    Wednesday July 12th, 2017 at 11:57 PM
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    Thanks Thomas! Because you can’t image how much I love that you share your experience during London Fashion Week! I’m pretty sure that at the end of each day you felt so tired…31 shows in only 4 days! Wow!
    My favorite is Nicholas Daley , love the vibes en every the design, so unique and creative. I really appreciate this post and I have realized that regarding men’s fashion week you cand find great options according different personalities.
    Have a nice day!
    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  48. Aurela lacaj
    Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 04:48 AM
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    Are you kidding me? 31 shows in 4 days. You must have had lots of espressos 🙂 I’m not sure what to say for each designer you shared on this post. They all look so fabulous and the vibe seems amazing. I don’t know which to pick but I’d say Songzio mainly because I am stripe obsessed. I also the minimalistic vibe of John Lawrence Sullivan collection. I am glad you got to enjoy all of them. Can’t wait to see your next recaps.
    Aurela x

  49. Michelle
    Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 04:50 AM
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    Holy cow! That’s a whole lotta fashion week in just 4 days! 31? That’s insane. I’m exhausted just thinking about it LOL. I’m not sure about Harry Xu’s “dresses” either. And ditto on John Lawrence Sullivan’s wide legged pants. Nope. Otherwise I see some fun fashion to look forward too!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  50. Deddeh Howard
    Thursday July 13th, 2017 at 06:05 AM
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    Thomas, I think I’m going to start going to the men fashion week. It looks so fashionable, fun and relaxing. Thanks for opening my eyes to this side of fashion.

  51. Kayla
    Sunday July 16th, 2017 at 05:29 PM
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    What an exciting fashion week! Like you, I am not a fan of having the teletubbies on clothes lol. I actually really love the collections from Bodyground, John Smedley, and KTZ the most. And I really love the concept of Band of Outsiders comedy show idea. Very, modern and unconventional! Over all looks like a great round of shows, excited to see what the next city holds!

  52. Everest
    Tuesday July 18th, 2017 at 01:11 PM
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    Four days and 31 shows?!? That sounds like a crazy schedule though it must have been a wonderful experience. Bobby Abley’s interpretation of teletubbies turned out to be really fun and interesting!! It even has such an athleisure look to it! Blood Brothers’ collection is really something that I can see being very easy to wear for daily wear! I love seeing all the collections and it was great to recap fashion week in this manner!

    Cheers,
    Everest
    http://www.everestsays.com

  53. Ravayna
    Tuesday July 18th, 2017 at 04:11 PM
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    Goodness- what a crazy busy fashion week you must have had! I’m jealous- a European fashion week is at the top of my bucket list! I love the more unique shows rather than the walk and pose, so really love what Band of outsiders brought to the table. Harry’s of London is another fave- what a dreamy presentation! Thanks for sharing for those of us who couldn’t make it across the pond!

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