5 things to remember about the FW17 Men London Fashion Week

5 things to remember about the FW17 Men London Fashion Week


5 things to remember about the FW17 Men London Fashion Week


At the London Fashion Week, the first FW17/18 trends of the winter emerge and some shows have particularly drawn attention.

Whatever the designer, the new touches brought trends, the masculine FW 17/18 wardrobe will be strongly inspired by the sportsman and the grung nonchalante pace of the nineties.



1) The trend XXL…XXXL

The oversize, or even the extra oversize, is the major trend of the FW 17/18 season with pieces wide, ample and disproportionate.

We have found this trend in many shows, like Topman Design who proposed a collection with oversized garments and inspired by the somewhat grunge style of the 1990 ‘. The silhouette is totally invisible, drowned under ever larger pants and associated with oversized sweaters.

Craig Green and JW Anderson have also flirted on this XXL trend, offering clothes and even accessories totally disproportionate.



2) Bright and flashy colors

The winter 17/18 will be more colorful than ever with fluo and flashy colors. Fluorescent colors were mostly present during the Topman Design show as in JW Anderson one in which the designer played with flashy colors and prints, like in Sibling collection.




3) Maintenance worker: unexpected source of inspiration

Unique source of inspiration, the uniform of the maintenance agent has been reinterpreted by several creators as the Bulgarian youth Kiko Kostadinov who presented models wearing a gray, blue or black monocolor outfit with safety shoes, accessorised with a bag and a swiss knife at the waist.

The creator Xander Zhou also chose to revisit the workwear with his models wearing pants with large pockets, rubber gloves, and not forgetting their toolbox.



4) A committed mode: anti-Brexit

The English creators use the podiums as a privileged place for their protest and don’t hesitate to send resistance messages. On the catwalk, the camouflage print makes resurgence to lead the fight of these new soldiers. Craig Green protects his models with a black vest that can protect them from bullets. Matthew Miller scanned mannequins in the face like bloodstained and carrying a military backpack.

Clothes also carry messages : Christopher Shannon uses Hugo Boss’s handwriting to put on his joggings four meaningful letters: “LOSS” by specifying “international” … the future of our world seems to be preoccupied also by the creators …


5) An interesting creativity to follow: Feng Chen Wang

This young Chinese presented a very worked collection with complex and sought cuts, volumes and proportions giving the impression of real structures. The silhouettes offer asymmetrical outfits creating new volumes, a new man silhouette.

This very interesting collection makes this young stylist a figure to follow in the coming seasons.




Anaelle Coulon