Show reviews: Highlights from LCM fall/winter 2016 — Day 2
In full gear
E.TAUTZ: THE '80S REIMAGINED
The inspiration: Patrick Grant cited his '80s upbringing in Edinburgh as the focal point for his latest collection for E.Tautz. Inspired by the dress codes seen at the Coasters Roller Disco at Tollcross (South West of Edinburgh), Grant touched on an era where the cool kids wore Gabicci jumpers while the '80s music was blasting away.
The collection: Loose fitting knits, relaxed formal wear with louche suiting brings a sense of fluidity to a predominantly grey palette collection, subtly accented with navy, brown and plum tones. Cashmere trench coats and Donegal tweed, track tops, bomber jackets and nylon jackets were prominent pieces of the show.
Buro loves: Those henley shirts with the low cut slits that showed just a little sliver of chest. A little cheeky peek-a-boo never hurt anyone.
Soundtrack: Classic '80s tunes including Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) that had us mouthing the lyrics.
COACH 1941: BORN IN THE U.S.A.
The inspiration: American classics with a rock and hip hop mash-up — think Bruce Springsteen meets early '70s hip hop — set the tone for Stuart Vevers' second menswear collection for Coach.
The set: Unlike spring/summer 2016's skate park, this season was more about the clothes and less about the set. The moody industrial warehouse set was built inside the Lindley Hall.
The collection: Oversized and heavy-duty outerwear with generous amounts of reversible shaggy shearling coats, Vevers updates old classics with a streetwise edge. And, what is Coach without its accessories? Expect to see lots of shearling-lined high-top trainers, duffle rucksacks and oversized beanies in stores for fall.
I spy: The return of the bucket hat. For styling inspiration, turn to '90s hip hop artist, LL Cool J.
Front-row: Celebrity offsprings: Rafferty Law (Jude Law's son) and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis (son of Daniel Day-Lewis). Certaintly taking after their fathers, they were both every bit the eye candy for the ladies.
CASELY-HAYFORD: MILITARY MAYHEM
The collection: While the show opened with psychedelic prints, it was the regimental garb and ceremonial military looks that had everyone's attention. Ceremonial military jackets à la Sgt. Pepper worked onto sweatshirts seemed to be the father-son duo's vision of today's modern uniform.
I spy: Utilitarian parkas that are already shaping up to be FW16's outerwear of choice. Opt for Casely-Hayford's sweeping parka-coat hybrids (look 7 & 21) as a statement piece.
Something you might have missed: Creeper style boat shoes, a new footwear collaboration with Sperry Top-Sider.
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