London Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2013
London Fashion Week came to town. Sadly it never sticks around.
Always on the go, always the buzz then off it goes to Milan, Paris and goodness
only knows where else on it's world-wind whistle stop tour.
I only attended the weekend. Many of you know I do an editorial fashion
and image based job during the week so these eyes have to go through
the very same thousands of images shot by specialist catwalk and events
photographers on the Monday to Friday.
The weekend though was a dream considering the recent UK wearher.
We always talk about the weather in the UK. Don't we. it's a part of our
very being, it's in our DNA I believe. Well it was most favorable over the
weekend and because of that, many came out to play in the very way we
all love. Dressing up with style.
We all love trends these day so it was no surprise to see many of them
not only on the catwalk as you'd expect but on the street where many
of us like myself feel most comfortable. People watching. Observing style.
So what trends you you see I hear you ask. The rise of Man.
For a long time now Menswear had been a forgotten word consigned to
the walks of a select few streets in Milan,New York or Tokyo where a
said gentleman of well to do means would be seen with his man assistant,
arms loaded with boxes and bags, shirts, ties. His suit however would be
tailor made in Savile Row or it would be purchased and delivered by the
store or shop of purchase. This is well beyond the means of many a man.
An so forgotten he had been until now.
Earlier in the yearLondon Collections Men brought much excitement with
reasonably affordable well designed and exciting clothing attire for men that
actually for once could, would and did excite many men. There's been a buzz
in town ever since and the fruits of that excitement clearly came into being
at Somerset House, the home of London Fashion Week, run by the
British Fashion Council So men there was a distinctive presence of men
dressed in a dapper sense of style. Fine suits with good cuts, exciting prints
incredible colours, it was great to see many men dressed up and having their
moment. Brief it may well be but long overdue it is aand its here for the now.
After all. Its only the now we live in and that counts very much in the world of style.
Later I'll mention the other trends but for now, here are some of the amazing
menswear images I shot on the street over the weekend that are suit based.
First up. The WOW factor.
Almost a week later guys are still asking me about the suit this man was wearing.
This is TV presenter Lewis Taylo who wears a suit by Dent De Man
Fashitecs. He wears shoes from Zara,
Fashitecs trousers he made himself, Version black blase, Topshop jacket
Here's a portrait of a street style fashion photographer Karl-Edwin Guerre
of Guerrism. An impeccably stylish man alway. I've been seeing images of him
during Milan Fashion Week on the streets and I've always admired his style.
Next up on the right of this image is Phil Oh from Street Peeper.
This is Yu Matsui a regular style spot at London Fashion Week.
He oozes style but with his unique Japanese angle, Very eclectic and often
rather eccentric. He doesn't have the feat many do over an item or his wish to
coordinate his looks. He's most certainly a character and one we like very much
here at JSTREETSTYLE.
Next up is James from Dublin wearing a studded suit by Sick Studs
Chris Chas and Toni Tran of Fashitect both wearing Dent De Man suits
Havana company with a leather satchel bag
Here's Paul who works for milliner Stephen Jones. He wears a hat by
Stephen Jones, jacket by H&M, a vintage cravat and jeans by All Saints.