London Collection Men: The report

LCM is over. Now the curtains have come down it is time to make a trend recap. A/W14 will be blacker than ever, printed or checked.

Black /
Is going to be there again next season. But this time some white and grey are added. Black has been quite present on the runways and streets in 2013, especially since this ‘sports chic’ trend emerged with a bunch of leather panelled sweaters, trousers and even blazers (watch out Zara). No black leather-panelled pieces for this season, except at Topman design, but it seems like every pieces of the wardrobe got a black treatment, which I have to admit is not shame because this colour can be paired with almost anything.

Burberry Prorsum AW14

Burberry Prorsum AW14

I particularly liked A Sauvage black sweaters (reminds me a bit of Givenchy’s) and velour pants. Agi & Sam went all checked and stripped, in black and white of course, and while many shows embraced a gothic/S&M vibe, they showed a functional collection. Cuts are sharp, sometimes raw, and most pieces could last for seasons.

A Sauvage AW14

A Sauvage AW14

Checks /
Are now establishing themselves as a durable trend. I was thinking that it would be ephemeral but I guess I was wrong. There was a breakthrough of checks during this autumn, especially since Lady Gaga started to sport these YSL flannel checked shirt. This is the moment where the trend went from the runways to the streets. Well, next season will be checked again, so this time I might add some to my wardrobe, especially something like this A Sauvage (again!) flannel pant or this Topman Design PVC jacket.

From Left to Right: Agi & Sam AW14 / Topman Design AW14 / A Sauvage AW14

From Left to Right: Agi & Sam AW14 / Topman Design AW14 / A Sauvage AW14

Prints/
Are still there. Sibling brought back the leopard print, Katy Eary took us to hell with devil-printed garments, baroque at Burberry Prorsum and psychedelic at Christopher Shannon, flowers were also part of the game. This season again there’s prints for every taste and every styles, so unless you want to look like your grandma’s wallpaper, pick them carefully.

Christopher Shannon AW14

Christopher Shannon AW14

Sibling AW14

Sibling AW14

Katie Eary AW14

Katie Eary AW14

Special mention:
To Burberry Prorsum – I over-liked the attitude of the models, the vintage-dandy style, it’s a triple A for you, as usual. I also spotted some Navajo/ethnic prints (especially a bag and a scarf), would it be a comeback of the ethnic trend?

So if we sum up, this AW14 colours are black, white, red and a bit of grey and navy. Some classics remains such as brown/camel and you might even go Olive Green with Topman Design. Checks are still there so as flower prints.

The good thing is that we won’t have to undergo a wardrobe-makeover to look up to date, and wait before throwing away your old Navajo-Aztec printed stuff, they might come back next season.

Bisou !

(c) pictures from: GQ UK, DazedDigital

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