Five names you will be hearing a lot more from.
On June 7, London fashion Week Men’s commences for four days presenting the best designers that the capital has to offer. The packed schedule can be overwhelming, so here are five designers for you to keep your eye on this season.
Bulgarian born designer Kiko Kastadinov has been quick to generate a cult following for his precisely cut garments. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016, the designer has collaborataions with Asics and Camper as well as his own line at Mackintosh. Being a must-see show in London, Kiko is the first designer to show on June 7.
Fresh from his win at the International Woolmark prize, it will be interesting to see how Edward has used his prize money to further his label. With a focus on fabrics and sustainability, the British designer produces truly luxurious clothing that provides an exciting proposition for his customer. With labels such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Supreme on his CV, Edward’s vast fashion knowledge shines through in his collections.
Pariah Farzaneh is another designer who draws from their heritage to produce an honest product, mixing traditional fabrics and techniques from Iran and recontextualizing them for the British climate and audience. Having incorporated elements of performance into her last collection, watch out for what Pariah explores this season.
A designer with a clear narrative and message in his collections, Nicholas Daley often explores his heritage, being half Jamaican, half Scottish. The personal touch to all of Daley’s collections makes his work genuine and exempt of any pretentiousness, it will be exciting to see how he tops his Reggae and Punk inspired Fall Winter 2019 collection (pictured below).
Normally showing in South Africa, Tokyo James has appeared on the schedule for LFWM on Sunday night, hosting an event which the schedule says runs till late. The London raised designer, who is based in Lagos, has managed to take traditional codes and give them a street-savvy twist, such as his smoking jacket and puffer coat concoction for AW18. Be sure to watch out for what Tokyo has planned for this event.