Richard Nicoll's must-anticipated first menswear collection was a showcase of his own personal style...in Nicoll's own words 'signature colour and clean lines'. The key word here definitely is 'clean', with sporty separates coming in high-shine materials and tonal colour palettes - the white-on-white looks have a great luxe finish and the Marni-esque yellow raincoat and shorts combo provide a pop of colour. Loose layering in rich royal blues look expensive yet effortless and the only print in an otherwise minimal collection comes from a two-piece in marine blue...dreamy.
Meadham Kirchoff have made a name for themselves in recent seasons for putting on a show...their Spring / Summer '12 womenswear show was an extravaganza of candy coloured nostalgia, and their most recent menswear collection carries on that theme, although with slightly different execution. 'Bedsit chic', if there is such a thing - the collection references 90s street culture and grungy Cobain-esque models were sprawled in their own filth (well, not quite) donning print-clashing fantastical outfits and dip-dyed hair. Meadham Kirchoff also dabbled with feminine touches, introducing skirts for men and coordinating the model's hair to their clothes to create a very unique look.
A refreshingly different collection from Christopher Raeburn displayed his talent for creating interesting and innovative outwerwear, playing with conventions and tradition. Original yet functional, Raeburn experiments with materials to create practical outerwear that will also satisfy men's fashion needs - the silver foil jacket is a standout piece, as well as hybrid parkas and bomber jackets.
Image Source: LONDON COLLECTIONS.