LONDON MEN’S COLLECTIONS
From January 9 – 12, some of our favorite Menswear designers showcased their AW15 collections in London. Here’s a look at the looks we loved!
Aquascutum was founded in 1851 by high quality tailor John Emary with the mission to provide stylish protection from the unpredictable British weather. In May 2012 YGM Trading gained complete control of the brand globally acquiring the UK arm. Committed to elevating the brand image and restablishing their position with the luxury fashion market. Through innovation, creativity and commercial awareness we will stay true to the brand’s core identity. www.aquascutum.com
BAARTMANS AND SIEGEL
This London-based design duo, Wouter and Amber, were both 2010 graduates of the prestigious London College of Fashion. United in their belief of beautiful craftsmanship and imaginative design Baartmans and Siegel has grown into a directional premium label focusing on wearable luxury. www.baartmansandsiegel.com
EDE & RAVENSCROFT
London’s Oldest Tailor
Ede & Ravenscroft enjoys a rich heritage that stretches back to 1689 when, as a family firm of tailors, it was entrusted to create the robes for the coronation of William and Mary. Today, it is one of only a few companies to hold three Royal Warrants and has provided robes for 12 coronations, as well as numerous state openings of parliament and countless royal, civic, legal and academic ceremonies.
Mr. Pink was an 18th century London tailor who designed the iconic hunting coat.The coat was made of scarlet cloth but was always referred to as PINK in honour of its originator. Scrupulous attention to detail, exclusive fabric and exquisite craftsmanship were the hallmarks of a PINK coat. Today, Thomas Pink carries on the name and tradition of Mr. Pink, crafting shirts and tailoring which enshrine the British heritage of the iconic PINK coat. thomaspink.com
Astrid Andersen redefines the boundaries of contemporary menswear, questioning the juxtaposition of strength and sensitivity within the modern masculine aesthetic. Bold uses of branding and the ubiquitous logo make strong external statements about belonging, a constant theme for the brand. Astrid Andersen is a true innovator with a global following for her genre leading approach to premium sportswear. Astrid graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2010 and went on the win the Brioni Creativity and Innovation Award and the River Island MA Student Bursary Award designing three looks for the high street retailer.