Hey my loves.
Since you seem to enjoy reading my opinion pieces, I have another one lined up for you all. And it is much more with the times. As you can tell, it is based on LC:M (London Collection Men) which ended yesterday. This piece (in a nutshell) is based on my opinion on how it isn't just for men anymore. And also my fave shows :)
It isn't a long one, as we have a word count. *boo*
Anyway, hope you enjoy it!
With LC:M now sadly over, I realise that women don’t just attend these shows to look at the eye candy (although that can play some part).
The UK menswear seasons have fast become a staple on the fashion map. It is one I look forward to each year, and strangely the one I keep most up to date with. From the get-go, four years ago, I have found myself wanting some of the designs to wear myself. I am as far from a tomboy, in fact I’m the most girly out of all my friends. But I do enjoy a crisp white shirt, a well thought out jacket and the odd jaunty hat here and there. The knits, man-bags prints and the inventive sports-wear leave me drooling awkwardly and I end up saying “I could totally work that!” So much so I would happily run backstage and try it on myself (and totally ignore the half-naked men.. weird). I think it’s time we forget about the days you borrowed your mans jumper, and go straight to LC:M and pick up yourself.
When it comes to menswear many think it’s all very smart, tight and tailored and I suppose yes that is a very big part of it; the trip down to the high-end tailor and be grateful for the suit made is something to be cherished. Yet the flip side to LC:M is that it can be much more extreme, and that is what the UK is best known for.
I would love to hear your opinions on this one. Do you think menswear is now something women can look to for inspiration? Or is it just me?
Thank-you for your support as always.
Much love, and see you soon