London Collections Men is over for another season (read our full show reports here) but we already can’t wait for next autumn. For Autumn/Winter ’16, the designers pulled out all the stops and came up with some fresh new trends and pieces for next season.
For AW16, the likes of Universal Works and Private White V.C. eschewed the usual denim and chino for a sturdy woollen trouser. From straight and cropped to loose and relaxed, expect to see a whole host of trouser styles finished in wool next season.
Shades of Red
For AW15 burgundy was the shade of the season, and it seems as though the trend for all things red is continuing through to the next. From maroon military berets at Maharishi to phone box-red bomber jackets at Paul Smith, every shade of red will be covered next season.
Continuing with the ‘70s trend that has dominated the past couple of seasons, shearling-lined jackets were seen at YMC and Belstaff in tan and black, worn layered over shirts and jumpers with lace-up boots.
Military was a big influence in the AW16 men’s collections – seen at the likes of Maharishi, Astrid Andersen and Craig Green. With that comes khaki, which is set to be one of next season’s biggest colours (alongside red, of course); incorporate single pieces into your look or wear head-to toe for a fashion-forward look.
The hat – in all manner of styles – was the accessory of London Collections Men AW16. Trilbies, caps, chunky knitted beanies, fishermen hats, bucket hats and berets; you name it, almost every type of hat was seen on the catwalk.