LONDON • London Men’s Fashion Week has given start to concepts corresponding to an imagined male being pregnant, flower necklaces and melting ice caps.
At the event, which wrapped up on Monday, Chinese designer Xander Zhou’s assortment featured a male mannequin with a pretend bump on present, sporting denims and a white T-shirt studying New World Baby.
“We’re prepared to welcome a future of male pregnancy,” the designer stated in an Instagram put up.
His present additionally featured one of many extra improbable-looking designs of all of the collections – an elaborate raincoat with six sleeves organized in a star formation.
The spring-summer 2019 assortment was, maybe unsurprisingly, entitled Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co.
Edward Crutchley’s assortment was impressed by “contemporary mythology”, that includes prints by French artist Lucien Murat of a post-apocalyptic world of deformed creatures.
The assortment additionally had a powerful Japanese theme, together with a partnership with a kimono printing company from Kyoto.
Christopher Raeburn, a specialist in environmentally acutely aware vogue, used National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) photos exhibiting melting ice caps to create a contemporary and socially engaged assortment titled React Now.
Liam Hodges took his inspiration from the pure world with designs carrying vegetable and leopard-skin motifs.
Perhaps his most hanging work was a black T-shirt bearing the picture of a Roman breastplate worn by a mannequin in a Praetorian Guard helmet.
The extremely anticipated present by Man – a form of vogue incubator which has helped lots of the present technology of British designers – offered a gender-fluid assortment.
Male fashions sporting night attire, mini-skirts or opting to go bare-chested featured closely.
A closely applauded design noticed transsexual mannequin Munroe Bergdorf strut the catwalk dressed solely in a pair of black boots and a protracted, torn T-shirt with the phrases “High concept character”.
But London Men’s Fashion Week, which is especially oriented in the direction of streetwear, didn’t neglect to incorporate a little bit of old-school British stylish.
The refined magnificence of a City gent got here courtesy of Oliver Spencer, whose assortment featured linens and natural cottons, mineral colors and a contact of hippie sensibility – jackets worn with shorts and flower chains.