Some of us may look at the outfits that come off the London Fashion Week catwalks and think they’re far too bold and alternative for our wardrobes, but the aim of fashion weeks all across the world is to showcase the top trends for the upcoming seasons, even if they do portray them in a rather flamboyant way.
The Men’s London Fashion Week 2018 took place on the 6th – 8th January and was designed to reveal some of the anticipated trends for autumn / winter 2018, but thanks to the British weather, we think these are styles you can start working now!
We’ve taken a look at the top catwalks and exhibitions from the weekend and picked out our favourite trends and styles that we think any man will love, and we’re going to share with you our top products for recreating the looks, without paying designer prices!
One of the most reoccurring trends from across all the shows throughout the weekend is jackets. It’s not unusual for outerwear to make a strong appearance in autumn / winter fashion collections, but it’s clear from looking at the different collections that styles such as the bomber and the Harrington jacket are going to be big this year!
As well as short, casual jackets appearing to be a favourite, classic men’s wax jackets also featured in some of the different collections on the catwalk, as well as the occasional trench coat!
If you’re looking to have the latest in men’s fashion in your wardrobe, but don’t want to break the bank, you’ll be pleased to hear that our range of coats and jackets for men has everything you could need to keep your outerwear collection looking fashion forward.
From stylish wax jackets from both Barbour and Sawyers and Hendricks to the classic yet casual Harrington jackets for Lambretta, you’ll find the hottest trends in men’s jackets here at Slaters.
London Fashion Week – Men’s is often an array of colour and pattern, but one distinct pattern that could be seen across multiple of the collections, but in particular the Lou Dalton collection, was stripes.
From scarves to lightweight jumpers, this collection showcased how easy it is to style stripes, in both smart and casual looks, and we think that is a trend that every man will be able to work.
Although you probably have a striped shirt or scarf already lying around in your wardrobe, if you’re looking to give your clothes collection a refresh, then why not try a subtle but stylish striped jumper; this one from Jack & Jones is quite similar to one worn by one of the models in the Lou Dalton Exhibition, but costs just £35!
The January show is designed to display the new fashion for men for the next AW season, so it’s no surprise that accessories played a big part in this year’s show! As well as the classic winter scarf, the beanie hat made an appearance in multiple collections, including Christopher Raeburn, Phoebe English Man and Band of Outsiders. This effortlessly cool hat style isn’t just reserved for the colder weather, and is often sported all year round, making them a great accessory to invest in.
Bags were also a big part of some collections, with models sporting duffel bags and backpacks down the catwalk. Alongside all of the above, the classic belt also made a regular appearance on the catwalk, which is a simple accessory that all men either already own or can easily style.
To embrace this up and coming trend, shop the range of men’s accessories at Slaters to find the perfect finishing touches to your looks!
The Ben Sherman Collection
Ben Sherman is a household name in men’s clothing and a brand we stock here at Slaters, so we were excited to see what their looks for the catwalk entailed. Overall, the whole weekend showcased a new and unique way of looking at the ‘smart casual’ style for men and how that can be done in so many more ways than just jeans and an open neck shirt.
Many shows, including the Ben Sherman catwalk, displayed looks such as formal trousers paired with a casual jumper and trainers, or a bold suit with a relaxed high neck jumper opposed to a shirt.
Ben Sherman was one of the only shows to demonstrate more formal looks, featuring more formal trousers and smart shoes, where other exhibitions focused on tailored joggers and trainers.
Below are some looks we’ve put together that perfectly embrace the new found ‘smart casual’ style seen on the cat walk.
Although this show was designed to showcase what’s going to be hot in autumn / winter this year, we think these styles are something any man can work all year round!
We hope you’ve found this useful if you’re looking to keep up with the latest trends, or even if you’re just out to update your wardrobe and want to look effortlessly cool in your new attire.
If you’ve taken inspiration from anything seen on the most recent LFW catwalk, let us know on Twitter or Instagram!