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London Collections Men: YMC SS16

Male models at the London Collections Men YMC SS16 show.

In true YMC fashion, the SS16 collection was nothing if not eclectic. Models made it down the runway in vintage-style swimming caps complete with under-the-chin strap, or stylised Bowler hats made by long-standing British milliners, Christys’.

YMC’s signature soft tailoring was seen throughout, with longline shirts, oriental workwear, and boiler suits all featuring in the collection. Indigo, jade, navy and black sat alongside sage, blue and pale pinks, while the 1970s was referenced to in motocross-inspired jackets.

Despite the many colours, styles and influences, this was a collection that worked. It wasn’t thrown together with abandon, but put together with a careful eye, creating spring/summer looks for men that can be worn with ease (but maybe leave the swimming caps at the pool). As designer Fraser Moss said, this collection was about ‘the art of creating coherence in a chaos of ideas’. He summed it up perfectly.

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Male models at the London Collections Men YMC SS16 show.

Male models at the London Collections Men YMC SS16 show.

Words by Angharad Jones



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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