London Fashion Week Men's SS19: The 10 moments we love

London Fashion Week Men's SS19: The 10 moments we love


Text: Andrea Sim

A-Cold-Wall* shows leather accessories, Liam Hodges rolls out sweet Fila kicks and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy put on a show with oddities and glitter balls

1. Xander Zhou is anything but normal 
The Beijing-based designer was all about another world for spring/summer 2019. His runway highlights? Heavily pregnant men and a six-handed model stole the limelight.

2. Liam Hodges continues to tie-up with Fila on sneakers
This time, the Mindblower was Hodges' sneaker of choice. Rolling out a handful of colourways, this one's our favourite; anchored by a grey base, enlivened with day-glo, and pre-tarnished for good measure. 

3. A-Cold-Wall* unveils leather bags
Samuel Ross' streetwear-slash-utility label might've blown up real quick with the label's canvas sling bags selling faster than hotcakes, but Ross is giving us more to love before the hype dies down: leather bags. The MO thus far? Irregular shapes. 

4. Charles Jeffrey Loverboy makes it hard to take your eyes off his work 
Can we still call CJL an up-and-comer after he's won the Emerging Menswear Designer of the Year at the 2017 British Fashion Awards? Clearly, he has quite the knack to keep us glued to whatever he's doing. Here, black glitter cascades out of a large foil ball attached to the model's head on the runway, adding sparkle to a multicolour, tartan-plaid suit. 

5. Dougie Poynter and David Gandy support Daniel W. Fletcher
Remember 5 Colours in her Hair? Yes, that Dougie from McFly — now part of the band Ink — was in attendance at Daniel W. Fletcher's show along with David Gandy.

6. Pronounce doubles down on props
The Chinese duo's knitwear prowess is exemplified in garlands of flowers, knitted, clutched in many a model's hands. Hey, points for effort. 

7. And that's how you do 'Slick Trash'
Inspired by Las Vegas, Hodges collection 'Slick Trash' shows us that a triple Hawaiian, when deftly layered, is not impossible. We think it has in part to do with the model's marker-drawn face, recalling The Hangover.  

8. A-Cold-Wall* gets splice-happy with PVC
The allure of plastic's transparency has yet to wane, though frankly we think it's getting a little contrived at the moment. But when experimented on and combined with other fabrics, it gives the trend new steam. 

9. Doll heads? Plastic wrapped objects? 
Charles Jeffrey will keep you guessing, and staring. What's under the model's skirt aside, it exudes a little of that early maverick spirit of Comme des Garçons. 

10. Martine Rose goes North and off-the-record
Exiting the official schedule and away from the buzz, designer Martine Rose commandeered a portion of a town in North London for her show on the streets. 

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