Style Credits: Joey’s outfit (Day three LFW Men’s): V neck jumper – Topman, Peacoat Coat – Abercrombie & Fitch, Skinny fit jeans – Forever 21 Men, Boots – United Colours of Benetton, Hat Accessories – DKNY
London Fashion Week Mens Spring Summer 2019
London Fashion Week Mens
It’s the last day of Mens Fashion Week, but I managed to catch only part of it upon my return after the Christmas Break. It’s great to be back in town as New Year has come around so quickly and before you know it we are in work mode again. This season I noticed at fashion week it has been cut from 5 to 3 days with some designers pulling out of schedule while other’s are talking about attending Pitti U’mo in Italy. But, still we can make the most of Fashion Week and attend some shows to view the new seasons collections. With the exception of Belstaff I’m always looking forward to attending the presentation and support British Fashion as there’s all this speculation surrounding how Brexit will affect the fashion industry if we leave the EU.
Heritage brands are deeply rooted in tradition which make it so special that it’s worth celebrating it’s success because men’s fashion week is the ideal platform to promote British Style on an international level with the exceptional pool of talent we have in London. Most of all I love spotting the fleet of London Fashion Week Mens Wagons sponsored by Mercedes Benz which you always see around town during the shows confirms no doubt it’s fashion week has arrived once again this season. Exciting times, but not forgetting it’s all the hard work and effort people put in as the industry must be worth billions in the U.K. Economy which is why Brexit might not be great in terms of the single market for business.
The Belstaff presentation was held upstairs at their flagship store on Bond Street as I was kindly directed upstairs via a lift in the discreet lobby. It was a smaller venue this time round so I’m glad I attended the event early on as I was not the only one as the venue soon reached it’s maximum capacity being the last day of Men’s Fashion Week. As you would expect during LFW MENS very busy indeed as Stylist, Bloggers, Influencers and Press all mingled together to view Belstaff Autumn Winter 2019 Collection: Great British Roots hosted by Brand Ambassadors The Turner Twin’s and various VIP’s in attendance.
I noticed in the centre of the room at Belstaff House in Mayfair the space was dominated by large packing crates with large Persian rugs suggesting the spirit of travel iconic with the brands DNA. It was an amazing experience to observe up close the distinctive spirit and contemporary evolution of the brands story revisiting the history of outfitting motorcyclist and adventurers.
What drew me to the brand during my first encounter with the label is the innovative use luxury fabrics and finishes where are hand waxed leather, suede and shearling, the finest blends of merino wools and cashmere to name a few. Although we associate the brand with their renowned signature jackets this season explores an in depth look of knitwear styles which can be styled as layering pieces as the answer to modern outerwear.
The Autumn Winter 2019 collection is the first by newly appointed Creative Director Sean Lehnhardt-Moore and reflects his passion for the roots of the brand where technical fabrics capture the modern day essence of advanced treated raw materials. To this day Belstaff stays true to this philosophy since pioneering the label in the industrial north of England during the 1920’s. All the clothing is very versatile to wear and these iconic jackets instantly stand out as classic staples to form part of your wardrobe essentials which make it ideal for traveling too season to season.
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