Sunday, June 16, 2013


Press Release

London Collections: Men
16 - 18 June 2013

Agi & Sam AW13 (Photo courtesy of

London Collections: Men (LC: M) will showcase the best of British menswear 16-18th June 2013. 134 designers will participate in shows, presentations, installations and events, celebrating the creative and commercial importance of the British menswear industry. 

There will be 30 shows, 22 presentations, 36 onsite showrooms, 21 on schedule events and 3 official show venues at LC: M SS14. Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Dylan Jones, chair of London Collections: Men, will open the SS14 season with an event on Saturday 15th June. Burberry will show their mainline menswear collection in London after more than 10 years showing in Milan, joined by internationally acclaimed brands rag & bone, Jimmy Choo and Pringle of Scotland who show in London for the first time this June.

Model David Gandy (C) watches the presentation of the MAN Autumn/Winter 2013 collection
during "London Collections: Men" in London January 7, 2013 (Photo/Agencies)

Rising stars Seven of London’s brightest emerging talents will receive NEWGEN, sponsored by TOPMAN, support. Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen and Nasir Mazhar join Lee Roach, Martine Rose, Matthew Miller and Shaun Samson to complete the NEWGEN MEN line-up this June. Christopher Raeburn and Sibling join Lou Dalton in receiving Fashion Forward sponsorship for SS14, and all three will show highly anticipated collections on the catwalk at Victoria House. Fashion Forward is sponsored by eBay Fashion and supported by the Mayor of London. 

London: The Home of Menswear History & Heritage

The British Fashion Council (BFC) commissioned a V&A study which explores the history of British menswear and seals London’s reputation as the historical home of menswear. From dandy to wellington boots, the study travels in time from 1528 to present day, identifying ten iconic styles that originated in Britain and have become mainstays in international menswear. The study will be accompanied by a menswear heritage map of London to be launched on Tuesday 18th June by the Mayor of London.

Hackett AW13 (Photo courtesy of BFC)

Designer Showrooms

36 British menswear designers will participate in the Designer Showrooms at the Hospital Club and Victoria House. This season sees the Designer Showrooms focus on a working environment to engage the international audience who visit London for menswear, providing an edited selection of emerging talent through to the more contemporary and heritage brands. Daily events will take place at the Designer Showrooms, providing press and buyers an opportunity to meet the designers and discuss the SS14 collections.
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MAN & Fashion East Installations

Considered the seedbed of London’s most promising menswear talent, Fashion East introduces an exciting edit of ones to watch and will host Meadham Kirchhoff’s menswear presentation for the third season. MAN, the joint initiative between TOPMAN and Fashion East returns to the catwalk this June to champion three menswear talents: Craig Green returns for a second season joined by newcomers Bobby Abley and Alan Taylor. The Fashion East Installations take place on Tuesday 18th June where fresh new talent Liam Hodges joins returning designers Kit Neale, Joseph Turvey and art director Tom Ryling.

Topman AW 2013 (Photo courtesy of BFC)

Savile Row & St James’s The English Gentleman at Lord’s Pavilion presentation will feature a mix of models, dressed by the bespoke tailors of Savile Row and the The Woolmark Company, along with London’s best shirt makers and hatters. Styled by Jo Levin, Creative Fashion Director of GQ, over seventy different outfits will be shown, throughout the rooms and terraces of the Pavilion. The clothes will range from cricket sweaters to summer sports jackets, blazers, light weight Cool Wool suits and flannel waistcoats with trousers.

LC: M Online

The British Fashion Council will be bringing the highlights of London Collections: Men to a global audience across digital platforms. Daily Q&A sessions will take place on Twitter, with guests including Menswear Ambassador, Dermot O’Leary; British gymnast, Louis Smith and Men’s Health Style Director, Dan Rookwood. Richard James and Oliver Cheshire will take to Instagram, bringing their LC:M experience to followers from the official BFC Instagram account. Members of the public can watch live streamed shows from the TOPMAN Show Space on Sunday 16th June and Burberry will be live streaming its show on Tuesday 18th June. Shows will be live streamed at

Elena Crehan AW13 (Photo courtesy of UAL)

Fashion Film

The BFC, Dazed & Confused and River Island will host an evening of fashion film to celebrate British menswear on Sunday 16th June. Screenings will include River Island’s Design Forum collaboration with T.Lipop; ‘London Collections: Men presents’, a film commissioned by the BFC and directed by Matt Lambert, and Dazed Rise, which will introduce the work of three emerging menswear designers: Elena Crehan, Felipe Rojas Llanos & Nicomede Talavera.

Around Town

Customers and consumers will be invited to celebrate LC: M by some of London’s most established retailers. Following a letter from Boris Johnson and Dylan Jones, stores including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Liberty and H&M have pledged support with curated menswear windows and in-store displays over LC: M whilst Albam, Benson & Clegg, Edward Sexton and River Island will all offer discounts to LC: M guests. Many more around town will feature the LC: M logo both in-store and online.
Source: BFC

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