London Collections: Men (the men’s version of London Fashion Week) has hit London and it’s all go around the city. Models racing between shows, backstage snaps filling our Insta feeds, celebs, bloggers and fashion insiders all eagerly awaiting to view what designs will be hitting the catwalk and not to forget the flustered photographers fighting for the perfect shot. It’s manic and I love it!
LCM always gets me that little bit more excited than LFW. Strange, as surely I should be more intrigued as to what creations will be influencing my clothing for the up-coming year? Perhaps it’s all those beautiful men showing off their hot bods and chiselled faces, or maybe it’s the fact that David Gandy is definitely going to be in town and I might have a chance of bumping into him and him whisking me off my feet… Hmmm, just maybe. But what I think really gets me excited about the Men’s Collections is the acceptance of male fashion within the industry.
Menswear has exploded over the recent years and men can now be involved in fashion without being ridiculed. It’s amazing. I see LCM as a breakthrough across the world and one that’s only going to get stronger. If you haven’t seen the collection yet, have a little look below for a series of my favourite shots from the shows so far. xx
I’m still absolutely buzzing about walking in yesterday’s Nasir Mazhar London Fashion Week SS15 Ready-To-Wear show. My first ever LFW show and I loved it- please let me walk again!!!
Back stage was surprisingly calm, although at one point I was sat having my make-up done, false nails applied AND being sewn into my outfit all at once! Hair was courtesy of Bumble and Bumble and nails by WAH Nails.
I’m also super lucky to be able to have walked for a designer who’s designs I actually really like and would wear. Nasir spoke to Dazed Digital describing ‘his girls’ as ‘still sexy, still tough but this time not so in your face.’ And that’s what every girl dreams to be, right? Not only that, but Nasir breaks from the fashion norm, which is something that I admire completely. Instead of using the standard industry models, his girls- and guys- are a little different. With a variety of ethnicities, heights and sizes accompanied by his unique designs, the whole essence of his shows definitely makes a statement and a loud one at that.
Claudia Walder at Polysterzine told, ‘I only hope he keeps doing what he’s doing, because he’s leading a new generation of designers who aren’t afraid to confront the dreary fashion industry conventions that are slowly killing creativity.’ To me, this sums up Nasir and his vision perfectly.
Nasir Mazhar is a very talented and current designer who’s collection caused a little bit of a storm yesterday. Watch out for his men’s collection too (and the yummy guys modelling the clothes of course)! xx