the i-D team's LC:M round-up

From Craig Green to Grace Wales Bonner, Coach to Casely-Hayford, the i-D team reflects on another stand out season of London menswear.

by i-D Team
Jan 13 2015, 12:55pm

Craig Green Craig Green Craig Green. The way he makes something so original look effortless is extraordinary. There's a powerful honesty to his work. Alastair McKimm, Fashion Director

Paul Smith's travel suit presentation. An Olympic gymnast and artists from the National Centre for Circus Arts performed jaw dropping tricks. A really fun alternative to the usual overly posed slightly awkward presentations we're used to. Also the suits genuinely looked brilliant and I now want to be a gymnast. Ger Tierney, Executive Fashion Editor

Christopher Shannon - because thank you, someone has noticed it isn't raining gold on most people's heads, mainly plastic bags. Fashion at it's best feels modern and Christopher Shannon felt modern because the message captured a spirit of how many people in wider culture feel - thanks for nothing. And the fashion was killer too. Max Clark, Fashion and Markets Editor

Christopher Shannon, autumn/winter 15

Stuart Vevers' collection for Coach was what this LCM was all about: real, wearable pieces, designed enough to represent a look and timeless and versatile enough to function as staples. Lou Dalton was awesome: beautifully made, styled and some fantastic pieces like those rayon-y track pants. Alexander McQueen had enough Liberace-goes-to-war vibes to get me out of my seat. On a personal level that was no doubt my highlight, next of course to Sir Paul Smith's Olympic acrobats. Anders Christian Madsen, Fashion Features Editor

Grace Wales-Bonner's Ebonics exploration of historical black representation is timely and particular poignant given the state of current affairs. It is the standout collection of LC:M and the most exciting thing I have seen out of a designer, both new and established in a very long time! Lynette Nylander, Managing Editor

Coats across the board, from Craig Green's beefy neoprene to Coach's pimp shearling; from James Long's grey buckle-up blankets to Casely-Hayford's pink and navy overcoats. Stuart Brumfitt, Digital News Editor

Casely-Hayford, autumn/winter 15

Grace Wales Bonner's decadent presentation that looked like a painting, SIBLING's toy boys and J.W. Anderson's dandies with an interest in pataphysics. Felicity Kinsella, Assistant Editor

I'm still daydreaming of Ka Kui Cheng's world tour at LCF, and loved the sexy struts and 70s cuts by Grace Wales Bonner. Francesca Dunn, Staff Writer

Two presentations stood out this year, Martine Rose and Cottweiler, who both approach fashion shows from oblique angles and come up with results that are thrillingly unique, contemplative and singular. Felix Petty, Content Manager

I really loved Christopher Shannon, Craig Green and Martine Rose this season. The fact that they are still young designers, and are able to really challenge the ideas of masculinity and street power, is something that's really inspiring within fashion today. Wholly individual and arresting - it's what fashion is all about! Bojana Kozarevic, Fashion Assistant

Agi & Sam for taking me on a fun-filled play date, SIBLING for treating my sweet tooth to candy floss and Craig Green for layering on the romance. Consider me wooed by LC:M. Steve Salter, Head of Social Media

Furry monsters at Topman Design <3 Tish Weinstock, Editorial Assistant

Moschino, autumn/winter 15


Photography Ash Kingston

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