From dressing for the great outdoors to barely-there knits, London Fashion Week Men’s SS19 has given us an insight into what the world’s most fashionable men will be wearing next spring/summer
London has once again played host to some of the world’s most exciting menswear. Last weekend saw London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) SS19 capture the attention of the fashion world, illustrating not only the importance of British fashion and the talented designers who call London home, but also, crucially, giving a sneak peek into what the world’s most fashionable men will be wearing next spring/summer.
From dressing for the great outdoors to barely-there knitted vests, the designs on show were as varied as they were inspiring, and here we’ve picked out the top five trends from LFWM to look out for in spring/summer 2019.
Embracing colour will be key for SS19, with neon dominating the catwalk for this season. Seen across padded high-vis jackets at Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, bright pink shirts at Xander Zhou and pull-over orange cagoules at Qasimi, neon shades will be the choice of the bold next summer.
Featured across shirts, tailoring and outerwear, patchwork was once again one of the style staples on show this weekend. One of the most noticeable examples was at Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, with a variety of patchwork two-piece suits seen on the catwalk, as well as patchwork denim and checked shirts at Martine Rose and pastel patch jackets at Liam Hodges.
Logos still reign supreme across menswear for spring/summer 2019 but rather than being emblazoned across sweaters, as seen in previous seasons, it was the accessories – and particularly the bags – that sported the designer motifs. From Berthold’s utilitarian-tinged bumbags to Iceberg’s leather totes and Daniel Fletcher’s suitcases, logos will be big on bags next spring/summer.
The great outdoors
Many designers showing at LFWM seemed under no illusions about the kind of weather to expect from a British summer. While raincoats and hoods were seen at a number of shows, it was the looks that fully embraced the great outdoors that really caught our attention, such as the all-weather-ready, outdoor-inspired outfits at A Cold Wall, Berthold and Christopher Raeburn.
While knits for summer have always been light, those seen at LFWM took on a whole new barely-there aesthetic. Knitted vests in particular were key, with essentially deconstructed pieces seen at A Cold Wall, semi-sheer loose knit vests at Cottweiler and cut-out knitted vests at Per Götesson – a trend only for the brave perhaps, but certainly one that caught the eye.