Fashion week ended yesterday with a day dedicated specifically to menswear, which London has helped lead in the international style community for years.
Lulu Kennedy's MAN catwalk show (an initiative in partnership with Topman) featured looks from some of the UK's most promising men's designers, including J.W. Anderson, Christopher Shannon and James Long. In copper-coloured trousers and pink and orange graffiti shirts, the designers proved fashion never has to be boring, even during a global recession.
Carolyn Massey, a 27-year-old menswear designer from Bristol, turned out a quick 19 looks at her show in the tent. If it's up to her, then men in London will be walking around in skinny grey trousers, sheer black shirts and patent-leather ponchos by autumn.
Cult shop Kokon to Zai hosted the Fash Off show and party at Ghost in Farringdon to close the evening, and although many fashionistas complained about being tired, overworked and underfed during the five and a half days of shows, it's safe to say many of them were upset to end the week. Only seven months until the next round of mania...
- Jill Hilbrenner