London Collections: Men AW14 Trend Preview

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Photo Credit: Essential Homme Mag | Kent & Curwen AW14

Ahead of fashion month kicking off in Feb, the capital started proceedings nicely this week by presenting the London Collections: Men (the equivalent of men’s fashion week if the lingo is throwing you!)

Regular FROW attendees included David Gandy (swoon) Nick Grimshaw (he’s a quirky fellow isn’t he?!) and Henry Holland (who was clearly having a quiff off with BFF Nick at every opportunity this week!)

But what of the big trends that will be having a major impact on your boyf’s wardrobe come autumn this year? Well, we’ve done all the hard work for you (we’re nice like that) and rounded up the top 5 looks to work this AW14.

With some savvy shopping, some trends can even be snapped up now in the sales if you’re clever about it, so suss out our guide and get planning now. Well, it never hurts to be prepared does it?!

1. Check it Out: Oh how we love a guy in a checked suit, which is pretty handy because this looks set to be the biggest style to work this AW14 if the designers have anything to say about it. Tight checks over loose reigned supreme over at Hackett, Casely-Hayford and Richard James, whose dapper looking suits will be featured on many a fashion conscious man over the next season we predict.

2. PVC: OK now before you get freaked out, we’re talking waterproof over full on S&M PVC here. Not convinced? Check out Topman Design’s offering- slick PVC capes teamed with sharp tailoring and statement knits gave the collection a real moody gothic feel. A triumph of day one and rightly so, when the finale came, so did the rain!

3. Funnel Necks: Christopher Kane, Topman and JW Anderson made this look very wearable for AW, whereas some others may have tipped the scales slightly (understatement) in favour of creativity over wearability. Who could forget Bobby Abley’s brain/mouse inspired pastel pink sweats that paraded out on day one of LC:M? Exactly! Stick to Topman’s offering in rustic orange or cream and you’ll be on the right side of insanity… promise.

4. Oriental Prints: There was a strong recurring theme through most of the collections presented this week and that was print. Our pick, however is oriental after Richard Nicoll gave us sumptuous silk printed bombers in an oriental print to die for. Craig Green also impressed with his pyjama print offering. A slow burner, but one we think should be invested in.

5. Pop Colour: What better way to liven up the muted colour palette of greys, browns and blacks, than with a splash of pop colour? This look proved popular over at Burberry, James Long and the king of creativity, Christopher Kane whose cobalt blue bobble sweat is on many an editor’s lust list already.

 





Shopcade Blog is now on Bloglovin!

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So drum roll please as we announce today’s most exciting news, like EVER… the Shopcade Blog is now on Bloglovin! Altogether now in one big collective shout…YAY!

With content as good as this, why wouldn’t you want to keep up to date with the Shopcade Blog’s AMAZING posts?!

Get regular updates on our Christmas. Sorted. Campaign, as we post every few days on the exciting new themes and reveal each time one lucky member has won a £50 gift card for following their fave list.

Check out the Daily Goss for the latest goings on in Celeb, TV and You Tube land. This week was all about Katy Perry and her new tour dates, Joey Essex and his pearly white knashers and Alexa Chung experimenting with hair chalk. Yep, where else would you find these three people together in a sentence other than the Shopcade Blog?!

Click onto our Shopcade Spotlight on a Friday to see our fab curators and their content highlighted in the ‘Lists We Love’ feature. We’ve covered cut-out (Nicole Scherzinger was spotted in a New Look dress mere days after we posted this. Just sayin’!) monochrome, eye prints, PVC and this week we’ll give you a hint… it’s all about jewels. Exciting, huh?

If that wasn’t enough we’ve got Crimbo Q&A’s with some of the top fashion bloggers and best UK retailers on Shopcade. Last week we featured the ever lovely Missguided and their exclusive party picks for Shopcade this season. Know what a LBSN is… No?! Well, find out exactly what it is here

Or why not get the inside scoop on the fabulous (if we do say so ourselves!) trendsetter brunch we held in West Hollywood, CA, to preview a sneak-peek of our new android and iiOS (beta) apps.

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Lists We Love: So PVC

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This week’s featured list: So PVC

It’s Friiiiidddddaaaayyy! Which by definition means two things…

1. The weekend is almost upon us and 2. We get to showcase the most stylish lists on this very blog. Seriously, why wouldn’t you be psyched? We’re actually hyperventilating a little bit right now!

This is our very own Shopcade Spotlight where we shine the light brightly on you, our most fabulous fashionistas.

This week So PVC has been sending our style chart off the scale, so check out our winning hot list here and learn more about the style queen who created it…

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Shopcade Style File: Natalie Corner Signature Style: Eclectic, sharp, sexy and colourful

Lovin’ this list ’cause: Hello! Have you seen it? PVC skirts, tops and accessories teamed with cosy knits and ankle boots. We heart. A LOT.

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