LC:M finished on Monday. Here’s 3 million pictures of things you’ve probably seen already

Hey so London Collections: Men finished on Monday.

Tuesday felt like the day after Glastonbury.

You know, a bit spongey.

Voice lower by an octave.

Only just recovered.

LC:M!

Here are twelve million pictures of things you’ve probably seen already.

Such is the way of the modern world.

One of my pieces of the season so far is this market traders sweatshirt by Sir Liam of Hodges, showing as part of MAN i.e. Fashion East and Topman’s new designer hoo-ha.

Actually, the matching trackpants are pretty faboo too.

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LOVED this “sucker” sweatshirt from Nicomede Talavera, also of MAN.

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Here is the recorded work from whence such things came.

Backstage at MAN, here’s close-up with one of Liam Hodges’ excellent scarves.

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A total highlight was the collection of Vidur.

It was one of the NewGen Men static presentations.

A label of technical outerwear pieces by Raj Mistry and Richard Brand.

SO GOOD.

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Why is no-one else doing technical outerwear?

Discuss.

OMG CHRISTOPHER SHANNON!

Thanks 4 Nothing.

(I obviously had the close-up on a bit too high for this supremely professional image)

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Broken.

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Collage.

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AMAZING.

Oh look it’s the next morning.

DIRTY PINK FLEECE TROUSERS BY LOU DALTON.

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Over the road and up some stairs, a Lucio Fontana inspired slashed sweater by Pieter.

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Pieter is SO GOOD.

Also strong were the shoes of Catarina Belluardo, a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art.

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OMG loved the knitwear at Astrid Andersen.

A new category for her.

I think.

Loved this cable-knit fronted sweater.

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If I was an actual professional journalist, I’d have taken a pic of the back, which was printed with a big athletic 21.

But I didn’t.

More Astrid knit!

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An Astrid red lace hoodie!

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An Astrid laminated wool jumpsuit!

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Over at the Fashion East Installations, where Astrid first showed her stuff in London, was the excellent work of Grace Wales Bonner.

Grace has recently graduated from the Central Saint Martins BA.

Obsessed beyond obsessed with this whole look.

OK maybe not the bag.

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Those jeans are amazing.

Grace’s stuff is so special and specific.

A complete and deep world.

Meanwhile, over at Sibling, there was this gentleman.

Hiya!

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Oh look it’s the next day.

At James Long, I had the total pleasure of sitting next to illustrator James Davison.

He’d provided illustrations of the Sacred Band of Thebes for many of the pieces.

And was sat front row sketching the show.

Sketch James, sketch!

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Turn the page!

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Sketch!

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Oh look it’s the next day.

Faboo cloths at E.Tautz!

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Faboo quilting at Burberry!

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Faboo young gentleman at Nasir Mazhar!

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And then the show of the season.

CRAIG GREEN.

That sweater with the hole.

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This season’s take on the workwear jacket.

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Wish I understood Photoshop so I could disappear that Issey Miyake bag.

Ah, a different angle!

Layer, layer, layer in red, red, red.

 

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The amazing body-armour gilets.

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That piece backstage.

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That sweater with the hole.

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It totally made me think of The Sneetches.

Stars on thars!

You want the full version, don’t you?

COLLECTION OF THE CENTURY.

Bye, LC:M!