Pregnant man and flower power at London Men’s Fashion Week

March 22, 2019 0 By HearthstoneYarns

An imagined male pregnancy, flower necklaces and melting ice caps were
some of the more striking images at London Men’s Fashion Week, which
wrapped up on Monday.

Here are some of the highlights from the catwalks:


Chinese designer Xander Zhou’s collection featured a male
model with a fake bump on show, wearing jeans and a white t-shirt reading
“New World Baby”. “We’re prepared to welcome a future of male pregnancy,”
the designer said in an Instagram post.

Zhou’s show also featured
one of the more improbable-looking designs of all the collections — an
elaborate raincoat with six sleeves arranged in a star formation.

The spring-summer 2019 collection was, perhaps unsurprisingly, entitled
“Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co”.

Look 20. Model
@ni_haoran Print in collaboration with @lucienmurat and @jimbosley Styling
@ganio Hair @kotasuizu Make Up @michelle_dacillo Nails @mlcnailartist
Casting @babyfaceladyface Production @blonsteinproductions Photography

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Crutchley (@edwardcrutchley) on Jun 10, 2018 at 7:25am

NASA and mythology

Edward Crutchley’s collection was inspired
by “contemporary mythology” featuring prints by French artist Lucien Murat
of a post-apocalyptic world of deformed creatures.

The collection
also had a strong Japanese theme, including a partnership with a kimono
printing company from Kyoto.

Christopher Raeburn, a specialist in
environmentally conscious fashion, used NASA images showing melting ice
caps to create a modern and socially engaged collection entitled “REACT

Liam Hodges took his inspiration from the natural world with
designs carrying vegetable and leopard-skin motifs. Perhaps his most
striking work was a black t-shirt bearing the image of a Roman breastplate
worn by a model in a Praetorian Guard helmet.

Urban tones in
the colour palette for the SS19 collection. – @josephseresin #fashionweek
#mensfashionweek #lfwm #oliverspencer #wildflower #ss19

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(@oliverspencer) on Jun
11, 2018 at 8:51am PDT

Eulogy to gender fluid

The highly-anticipated show by “Man” —
a kind of fashion incubator which has helped many of the current generation
of British designers — presented a gender-fluid collection.

models wearing evening dresses, mini-skirts or opting to go bare-chested
featured heavily.

A heavily-applauded design saw transsexual model
Munroe Bergdorf strut the catwalk dressed only in a pair of black boots and
a long, torn t-shirt with the words “High concept character”.

British chic

What would London Men’s Fashion Week, which is
particularly oriented towards streetwear, be without a bit of old-school
British chic — the refined elegance of a City gent?

That came
courtesy of Oliver Spencer, whose collection featured linens and organic
cottons, mineral colours and a touch of hippie sensibility — jackets worn
with shorts and flower chains.(AFP)

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  • Photo 1: Niklas Halle’n / AFP

    Photo 2: Catwalk Pictures