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Seven best trends from London Collections: Men


After three hectic days of shows and presentations across London, Global Blue’s menswear reporter Ruairidh Pritchard picks out the seven best trends of LC:M

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This week saw the return of London Collections: Men, with press and buyers from all over the world converging on the West End to get a glimpse of the key looks and trends that will be dominating autumn/winter 2014/15. Here are the seven top trends seen both on and off the catwalk.

All-over print: continued from last season, all-over prints were a big hit at Hunter Gather, Kit Neale and Craig Green

Patchwork: whether it was cut-and-paste patterns, sewn-together sections or folksie knits, patchwork was a bit hit on the catwalk, as seen at A Sauvage, Pringle of Scotland and Nicole Farhi

Monochrome: surprising to some, many designers shunned colour altogether to focus solely on black and white, as seen at Agi & Sam, Alexander McQueen and Casely-Hayford

Texture: whether it was Christopher Raeburn’s crowd-pleasing sheepskin coat, Bobby Abley’s big pink fuzzy Brains sweater or Sibling’s furry striped cardigans, texture was one of the biggest trends on the catwalk

Tartan and check: one of the biggest trends for next season, seen at Nicole Farhi, Burberry and Casely-Hayford, was tartan and checks across accessories, tailoring and outwear

Camo tones: muted palettes were the norm at most shows, but it was camo and khaki tones that really stood out as the biggest colour trend for autumn/winter 2014/15, seen at Margaret Howell, Lou Dalton and Kent & Curwin

Padded: spotted in bulky bomber jackets at Common, zig-zag-pattern padding at Christopher Raeburn and shocking neon baseball jackets at Hunter Gather, padding will no doubt be the best way to keep warm and on trend later this year

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