8.30am: We’re up and raring to go for the second day of London Collections: Men and the schedule is pretty impressive. Highlights of today are sure to include Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and the hotly anticipated Savile Row presentation.
9.25am: You can always rely on JW Anderson’s unisex designs to cause a stir on the catwalk and his spring/summer 2014 show did not disappoint. Anderson gave us androgyny at its finest, with halterneck shirts and vest tops with origami-style folds that could just have easily been part of his womenswear collection.
10.05am: With a palette of sandy beige, nautical navy and crisps white, Margaret Howell took us to the beach with her latest collection. The models accessorised their relaxed summer tailoring with sun hats and neckerchiefs reminiscent of scouts, giving the collection a youthful, almost school boy charm.
2.05pm: Christopher Kane took us ‘back to the future’ with a 1980s futurism-inspired look for spring/summer 2014. Featuring graphic elements such as 3D human body renderings, this tech-driven aesthetic adorned a stunning collection of classic staples and casual leisurewear.
2.55pm: Clean lines and chic minimalism were on display at the Rag & Bone show. Grey florals and a moody palette with bursts of blue featured strongly in a collection containing bucket hats, bomber jackets and combats.
3.30pm: Jimmy Choo chose a Cuban theme for its spring/summer 2014 show at London Collections: Men, with a cigar bar, Cuban bar and beach bar among the attractions. Not to be outdone by the entertainment, the impressive collection, featuring studs, army print, snakeskin and washed denim, had a decidedly Latin flavour.
4.40pm: Alexander McQueen’s show was expected to be a highlight and did not disappoint. The models made a spooky entrance on to the catwalk, emerging through a haze of smoke wearing clean and elegant knits and intricate lace featuring the designer’s signature skull motif.
5.10pm: Savile Row took to Lord’s cricket ground for its spring/summer 2014 show. Fine wool suits and beautiful pastel colours were on display in a demonstration of super-sharp tailoring at its best.