Our 5 favourite collections from London Menswear Spring 2017

Updated on June 20 2016

London’s always been known for its lively, diverse culture and creativity, and this year fashion designers are revisiting the city for its past influences and future possibilities.

This season’s collections showing in the U.K. capital has been inherently British, swinging from a vibrant and colourful palette to an edgy, effortlessly chic look. Taking a step away from the country’s known “stiff upper lip,” styles were more relaxed and cool. With that in mind, here are our five favourite runway shows from London that we feel truly encapsulate the city’s vibe.

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E. Tautz – Post-football practice 

With a touch of nineties football culture meeting eighties boxy silhouettes, E. Tautz’s latest collection is filled with tons of referee jersey vertical stripes, raincoat material bomber jackets and high-waisted, neatly cuffed shorts and relaxed-fitted pants.



Joseph – Militant turned painter

Known for its smart, clean and wearable garments, Joseph designers Louise Trotter and Mark Thomas have decided to enhance the label’s aesthetic with a utilitarian approach, revolving around an artist’s outlook and personality. We saw tons of khaki, camel, navy and ecru splashed on trench coats, bomber jackets and straight-cutting pants.



J.W. Anderson – Le Petit Prince

Drawing inspiration from Antoine de Saint‐Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince, Anderson’s collection felt like an adult trying to express his inner child through his ensemble. We saw lots of bib-like looking shirts, flamboyant colours and child-like designs (which included doodles and bright flannels) strategically infused with some London creativity.



Alexander McQueen – Rich and rebellious

With a backdrop of opulent colours and rich carpets, the menswear collection, designed by Harley Hughes (and shot rather than shown on the runway as Creative Director Sarah Burton is currently on maternity leave) channels the maison’s penchant for intricate detailing with fine embroidery and brocade embellishment. There was also a clear revival of classic staples, like suits and breton striped pullovers, paired with punk-rock ear and nose rings echoing the brand’s punk aesthetic.



Richard James – Barbie’s dandy boyfriend

With inspiration drawn from Cuban culture (another hot destination), Richard James’ collection was filled with toquilla straw hats and floral motifs. Everything was very “Spring,” featuring loosely-buttoned linen shirts paired with relaxed trousers in shades of pastels including periwinkle, pale pink and cyan.