Maybe it’s all the talk and tweets about who has the biggest nuclear button between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un? For one overriding trend in London Fashion Week Men's (LFWM) this season was Survivalist Chic.
Without doubt, the most important show of the London season has to be Grace Wales Bonner, the LVMH Prize winner of two years ago; whose fall-winter collection was a wonderful study of exile from the Caribbean.
Think of this coming weekend in London as a Double Hitter Twelfth Night. Both to celebrate the epiphany and kick off London Fashion Week Men’s, a four-day feast of some 50 events - shows; presentations; and lock-ins.
The 17-day international menswear season kicks off Thursday in London, a city suffering from terrorist attacks. Last January, Sadiq Khan opened London men’s season. This month the mayor is Donald Trump's favorite target.
The British Fashion Council has named the fifteen emerging designers who will receive NewGen support as the new format launches. NewGen designers will now be supported throughout the year, instead of seasonally.