This week plays host to some really great events in the 2013 social calendar. Today kicks of the Royal Ascot, home to the worlds best race horses and some of the worlds weirdest hat choices. But the fashion at Ascot has been greatly overshadowed, at least for me, by the 4 day London Collections: Men this week.
Compared to last years one day event, LCM has come back bigger and better this year. So far this week we have seen Topman’s vision of floral print shirts and baggy trousers and M&S’ best of British collection but luxury brand Burberry have stolen the show for me so far.
Set in the greenery of Kensington gardens, the show welcomed top celebrities to see why Burberry remains at the top of British design. Burberry has become known as the luxury designer that’s carrying the torch and leading the way into the digital age and they recognised the ever increasing influence of Youtube by inviting twin vloggers Jack and Finn Harries to the event.
The celebrities were seated, London’s green space utilised, and cameras at the ready. The scene was set.
One by one the models walked the runway to the sound of young talented musicians such as George Ezra. As the models made the way down the runway the first thing I noticed was the soft colour palette. The colours were easy on the eye, giving a great feel of warmth to the clothes. My favourite item on show were the modern trousers that fitted tightly down the leg and sat just above the ankle bone. The trousers, with the absence of socks, and paired with deck shoes allowed the foot to breath in the summer sun.
But I cant say every piece in this Spring/Summer collection left me as excited as the trousers. Despite being interesting, I wasn’t to fond of the avant garde neckline on some of the knitwear pieces nor was I too keen on the vests on display. The knitwear however did make up for the daring neck line with a few great pieces. One garment I enjoyed was a unique combination of a cardigan and a hoodie (A cardigood if you will).
The show offered warm summer colours, sharp lines, great tailoring and as can be expected great outerwear. The best piece, and perhaps my second favourite behind the trousers, was a fantastic Taupe cotton silk caban. Although I have come to expect this of Burberry as their trench coats are, in my opinion, the best on the planet.
So all in all, the event offered great surroundings, top celebrities, and amazing clothes all whilst embracing the digital age and, in doing so, showed why it is the leading luxury British designer.
I have attached a link to the Burberry website. Make sure you check out the show, browse the collection and leave a comment letting me know your favourite pieces. I’ve also added a link to George Ezra’s website. He’s a true musician with a voice beyond his years. I’d also like to hear what some of your favourite designs from other designing showcasing their work in London this week.