LFW Day #6: Men’s Ones to Watch
WHO: Men’s Ones to Watch: C/Bruerburg, A.Hallucination, Mr Lipop and Asger Juel Larson
WHERE: Vauxhall Fashion Scout @ Freemasons’ Hall
FRONT ROW: Paul Weller, Vogue’s Jessica Bumpus, LFW regular and fashion writer Yu Masui and stylist Richard Pickard
WHAT: First up C/Bruerberg, whose collection had a chic hippie-festival influence – neon green silly string-style headgear and woven tops, muted greys and shiny black tracksuit bottoms and leggings with knitted ponchos. Next, A.Hallucination’s modern take on 70′s suits; doing what they do best, the collection focused on black, brown and navy and comprised stunning blazers with knitted sleeves, duffle coats with two-tone colours and white bow ties. Mr Lipop’s collection was a more minimalist take on suits; burgundy-purple, collarless and simply with a low, loose tee underneath. Blazers were also paired with shorts and brogues (no socks) and coverups came in the form of fur-lined duffle coats and a black leather jacket with a shearling lining. Finally, Asger Juel Larson presented his gothic collection. A taxidermy headpiece and top hats with black crosses provided a starting point; as the eye scanned down the body we saw a multitude of star prints, leggings with criss-cross corseted string and plenty of leather with zips and chains.
HIGHLIGHT: A gorgeous long white jumper with lace and transparent panels by C/Bruerberg; A.Hallucination’s duffle-meets-blazer jackets, Mr Lipop’s leather rucksacks with suede pockets and Asger Juel Larson’s finale look – a tophat off which a muted black, brown and navy American flag (quite literally the size of a flag, or perhaps a duvet) cascaded. Sweeping down the runway, this look summed up the washed-up, gothic Americana aesthetic.
QUOTES: Jessica Bumpus told us, “I saw the last guy at the LCF MA show but it was great to see again and I loved A.Hallucination.”
Words: Katie Rose
Photography: Cristine Leone