I dropped into the British Fashion Council’s London Show Rooms at Industria Superstudio in New York to check out the work of some very talented young designers from across the Pond. Below are some of my favorites from the men’s side of things for Fall/Winter 2013.
KTZ is a veteran brand in London fashion at this point. A regular favorite for the likes of Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, these pieces are sure to pop up in your social media feeds in the weeks to come. The collection is almost entirely monochromatic (black/white) with standout pieces being the 3M sleeved varsity and the terry cloth sweat set above (Hoody/Drop crotch sweatpants combo). Expect to see the likes of Opening Ceremony in New York carrying select pieces soon.
Lee Roach impressed me with his collection. The Central Saint-Martins men’s design grad had pieces on display that were amazingly cut and sophisticated for such a young designer. Very clean minimalistic designs with creative detailing like buckle closures this is a collection that will stay with me. I was also a huge fan of the white leather take on the chelsea boot above.
Agi and Sam are a design duo based out of London. Their creative process is a collaborative one, together they create colorful takes on traditional menswear. All of the prints in the line are custom developed and the color palette simultaneously pays homage to the tailoring of saville row, while bringing a dose of playfulness and youth to the designs. I definitely fell in love with the electric blue wool overcoat in the first image above. You’ll be hearing much more about Agi and Sam soon, they are set to launch a capsule collection with Topman.
Sibling is a London based men’s knitwear label. This past winter I’ve really been wearing knits quite often and seeing these fall/winter pieces up close, I definetly appreciate the quality behind each piece. Not for the timid set in the fashion world, Sibling will definetly get you noticed. Now someone please alert Killa Cam’s stylist about that pink mohair sweater.
Martine Rose is a designer I’ve liked since first seeing her fall/winter 2012 collection. It was great to see her creative take on men’s staples. There was a stronge sense of london counter-cultural edge to the line. The standout piece for me was anything that featured the terry cloth beer towels such as the hoody the model is wearing above.
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