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Highlights – Day 3 London Collections: Men


Highlights – Day 3 London Collections: Men
Violet Hudson

JERMYN STREET ST JAMES’S

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The third and final day of LC:M was kicked off with a bang at Jermyn Street St James’s showcase of the best of British tailoring.  Stunning pieces including patterned waistcoats Barbour jackets and Bates Hat made us proud to be British.

AGI&SAM

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Effortlessly cool design duo, Agi&Sam are known for their use of crazy patterns and strong colour, but this runway saw a change in mood for the boys who have, in the past, sent dogs down the runway.  It was a predominantly monochrome affair starting out with oversized squares, into stripes and finishing with checks and tartan.  Definitely expect to see these two designers go from strength to strength this year as their style grows up with them.

PAUL SMITH

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Sir Paul Smith welcomed guests in to the Essie rug showroom on Piccadilly for a fascinating journey through his British collection. For AW14, Paul Smith plays on traditional classic tailoring juxtaposed with more contemporary, casual styles. Why the rug shop you may ask? Well, the intricate designs and hours of craftsmanship which go into making these works of art were an inspiration for this collection’s mix-n-match vibe – scarves with iranian carpet style patterns were worn over sharp Prince of Wales check suits to take you into the weekend in glorious sophisticated, yet dressed down style. A show stopper and a truly great man himself, thank you Paul Smith.

BURBERRY

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TGJ was cutting it pretty close to the wire when en route to Oliver Spencer, but luckily for us they were having a crisis of their own.  The show was delayed a good half hour after an exploding pipe burst and began to flood the floor of The Old Sorting Office!  It was certainly worth the wait, however, as fans of the label Alex James and Gary Kemp walked the runway to the sound of live drums-  we saw mottled tweeds and sportwear inspired bombers in floral print.

OLIVER SPENCER

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TGJ was cutting it pretty close to the wire when en route to Oliver Spencer, but luckily for us they were having a crisis of their own.  The show was delayed a good half hour after an exploding pipe burst and began to flood the floor of The Old Sorting Office!  It was certainly worth the wait, however, as fans of the label Alex James and Gary Kemp walked the runway to the sound of live drums-  we saw mottled tweeds and sportwear inspired bombers in floral print.

TOM FORD

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Next order of the day was one that we’d been looking forward to for weeks.  The ever glamorous Tom Ford invited us to a special presentation of his AW14 collection and it definitely did not disappoint.  Champagne glasses in hand, we were taken into Tom Ford HQ where he personally introduced the collection and explained his new departure into more casual wear, that retains the same impeccable craftsmanship applied to evening wear.  The collection was perfect from start to finish –impossible to pick just one favourite, it featured a gorgeous cashmere shearling jacket, and a fawn raincoat that were quite simply, to die for.

The real shock piece was Ford’s tennis shoes – something he said he’s never do, but in a beautiful leather that takes three days to polish.  We’ve got our eye on the velvet pair though.

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