While it may seem like London Fashion Week Men’s has come and gone in a whirl, the best of the weekend’s offerings have left a lasting impression. With the city back bubbling with talent coming from both Britain and further afield, check out some of our favourite collections from this seasons LFWM.
For her debut runway show on the London Fashion Week calendar, Priya’s Ahluwalia namesake Ahluwalia label continues to borrow elements from her dual Indian-Nigerian heritage and London roots. Epitomising the fusion of contemporary casual and traditional tailoring, Priya’s debut collection offers a slew of existing materials that are brought to new life through up-cycled materials and textile techniques. A fun collection that’s chock full of mixed references that are an ode to Nollywood and Bollywood film culture, Ahuluwalia’s debut offered up one-shouldered cropped tops, glam coats, micro-skirts and cycling shorts, as well as denims with cinematic prints, silk poster-plastered bowling shirts and checked pyjama-esque trackpants.
Daniel w. Fletcher
Kicking off the show with cocktails courtesy of Courvoisier, the undeniably British, Daniel w. Fletcher once again showed out for Autumn/Winter 2022 collection. With a collection of sleek and remarkably polished pieces, Daniel’s AW22 offering drew inspiration from his late father – conjuring a ’70s style informed collection that boasts the designers flair for tailoring with tuxedo-style shirts, cream patent leather coats with a wool finish at the bottom, nifty knits and military style jackets fashioned from satin materials.
One of the clear standouts on London’s fashion week schedule, Labrum continues to expand their ‘Designed by an immigrant’ tagline with a collection that explores the migration and the diaspora. With smart colour-blocked classically cut suits, denims with screen prints of hand drawn figures from the Mende and Kissi tribes of Sierra Leone and army print suits paired with matching long coats. Creative Director, Foday Dumbuya pushes himself with three unique takes on bags, crafted in collaboration with Nosakhari, a luxury leather brand using deadstock and roughly cut materials.
A sartorial spectacle, the choral harmonies of a black choir provided the sonic background of the show – giving it a enchanting feeling that is hard to forget.
Saul Nash is back. Following being named as a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize 2022, the Hackney-born designer continues his stellar run of showings at London Fashion Week with an Autumn/Winter 22 collection that explores the spirituality that pins communities together. Usually known for his proclivity for functional garments, Nash’s latest offering sees the designer tap into his Bajan and Guyanese heritage with a collection that debuts his take on tailoring and knitwear.
For his Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, Nash flexed his expertise with an offering that features what appears to be a merino-wool polo in a striking red hue, and padded coat which comes paired with a gilet that’s decked out in a breathable wool material.