Shopcade DOES London Collections: Men

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It’s the first day in recovery of the extravaganza that was London Collections: Men, the four day whirlwind of fashion, press, buyers, parties, designers, models, and booze has gone down in the books of fashion history for at least another season! With our bevy of bloggers in hand, we came, saw and conquered from the pop-up, presentations, shows and parties.

Blog.boy.newFrom top left: Gerard, Ferdinand, Geraint, Max, Joel, Dawid

The army of straight-laced fashionisto’s, the boys all oozing of dash and flair in their own special ways accompanied us and lended their eyes for the day. “This is the first time I’ve done the London Collections: Men, it’s been great to be a part of and seeing all of the city’s industry in one place”- Max

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Shopcade Hits London Collections: Men SS15

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London Collections: Men

London Collections: Men | Photo Credit: Style.com

London Collections: Men SS15 happened earlier this week and Shopcade hit the Bloomsbury area of London to see what was going to be hot next year in Menswear!

Joseph Turvey

Renowned for using feminine fabrics to create upmarket sportswear, this season he has continued his experimentation of different fabrics and techniques, continuing to bring luxury to streetwear.  He hand painted silk and brushed cottons and created extra textural depth by quilting a fabric or adding huge sequin roundels or using feminine, iridescent fabrics to juxtapose masculine streetwear.

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Joseph Turvey SS15

 

Each model was painted with Japanese letters and imagery – a particular inspiration this season was Koi Karp – Joseph used hand drawn techniques to incorporate into his signature illustrations found on his silk ensembles.

Next Spring/Summer in the eyes of Joseph Turvey is bright, colourful and sophisticated, yet easy wearing.

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LC:M Report: Live @ Xander Zhou

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Photo Credit: Xander Zhou

We’ve had a busy few days hopping from show to show for LC:M (yes, that was us partying it up with David Gandy and indeed, we were hanging out at the Moschino & I-D party on Monday) but there’s nothing like actually seeing a show and checking out what is going to be big next season!

Fresh from being backstage at Baartmans and Siegel earlier in the day, we headed over to The Old Sorting Office to queue with the rest of the fash pack for the highly anticipated Xander Zhou show at 2pm.

Taking our seat a few rows behind the gorgeous Oliver Cheshire (sans girlfriend, Pixie Lott) the show opened with blaring electro music, which kicked off proceedings nicely. A predominantly dark colour palette was used, with hints of glitter and sparkles in the form of blazers and oversized jackets, teamed with flashes of pop colour seen in trainers and accessories.

The collection had a futuristic/sports luxe vibe running throughout, from the oversized shapes teamed with fabrics like mesh making an appearance. Accessories like skateboards, luxurious gym bags and headbands kept the collection feeling relaxed and away from mainstream, which is what Zhou has become known for.

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