London Collections Men
AW16 Facts & Figures
KTZ AW16 (Photo courtesy of Catwalking.com)
LONDON, UK - This season there were 65 designers showing on schedule, and 65 designers in the Designer Showrooms.
For the first time this season, the Designer Showrooms were located under one roof at Victoria House, housing Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, alongside a BFC Show Space. A new second BFC Show Space was located at 180 Strand on 9th – 10th January.
The show schedule featured shows and presentations by internationally acclaimed brands such as Alexander McQueen, Belstaff, Burberry, dunhill, Topman Design and Coach.
Barbour, Moschino and Pringle of Scotland were returning to the schedule this season. Luxury tailoring was represented by Gieves & Hawkes, Hardy Amies, Paul Smith and Richard James.
Xander Zhou AW16 (Photo courtesy of Catwalking.com)
The BFC’s NEWGEN MEN initiative sponsored by Topman saw London’s brightest emerging design talents showcase AW16 collections. Agi&Sam, Bobby Abley, Craig Green, Liam Hodges (new this season) and Nasir Mazhar each hosted catwalk shows. Alex Mullins, Cottweiler and PIETER held presentations and Diego Vanassibara an installation in the Designer Showrooms.
The best of British creativity could be seen at Christopher Kane, Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, J.W.Anderson, James Long, John Smedley, KTZ, Lou Dalton, Marques’Almeida, Matthew Miller, Sibling, Qasimi and YMC.
The MAN show, the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East, took place on Friday 8th January at the Topman Show Space; also the venue for Charles Jeffrey, Wales Bonner and Rory Parnell-Mooney.
Katie Eary AW16 (Photo courtesy of Catwalking.com)
New additions in the Designer Showrooms included Mackintosh, BOY London - who were celebrating their 40th anniversary - and LCM Ambassador David Gandy’s footwear brand David Preston London.
The BFC Fashion Film Screening in association with River Island screened films from Lou Dalton, Man About Town and Martine Rose at 180 Strand on Sunday 10th.
Other events included: Matthew Miller x The Goodhood Store | Mad About the Boy Exhibit Opening Night reception at Spencer House | LCF AW16 Menswear Show | LCM Private View | Pretty Green x Hendrix | The Ambassadors Project | E. Marinella, Knot Only a Tie | Edward Crutchley AW16 Showcase x Kim Jones | Decoded by Diesel | New Balance x Grenson | Lou Dalton x Jaeger presentation | Men’s Health x Casely Hayford | Dashing Tweens Drinks Reception | Fashion Film sponsored by River Island | M&S x Shortlist Drinks Party | Steetwear: Mastered London Launch Dylan Jones OBE and the Menswear Ambassadors closing dinner
Burberry AW16 (Photo courtesy of Catwalking.com)
$440bn (£298bn) worth of sales in menswear globally in 2014 - a 4.5% yearly growth (compared to 3.7% growth in womenswear to reach $662bn (£448bn). $40bn (£27bn) further sales predicted in the menswear apparel market reaching $480bn (£325bn) by 2019 (Euromonitor, 2015).
797,000 jobs supported by the UK fashion industry (Oxford Economics 2014).
The men’s clothing market has seen sales rise by 22% in the last five years to reach £13.5bn in 2014, growing at a faster rate than womenswear, driven by a growing interest in men’s fashion and more retailers expanding into menswear (Mintel, 2015).
27% of male shoppers show a preference for purchasing British clothes, shoes and accessories (Mintel, 2015).
There was a 17.4% growth in online sales of menswear between 2010 and 2015 outpacing all other categories. IbisWorld predicts that online menswear also stands to grow more than other selected categories with an annual average of 14.2% between 2015 and 2020 (IbisWorld2015).
Christopher Raeburn AW16 (Photos courtesy of Catwalking.com)
Astrid Andersen AW16
Agi & Sam AW16
Oliver Spencer AW16
Barbour AW16 (Photos courtesy of Catwalking.com)