Five Trends from LFWM AW17

The fashion world didn’t wait around too long when it came to embracing the New Year and new season. London Fashion Week Men AW17 kicked off the international menswear shows at the beginning of January, showcasing everything that’s to come from next Autumn/Winter (and in some cases Spring/Summer, for those who opted for the see now, buy now model). Discover five of the best trends from LFWM AW17 below, and read all of our show reports here.



AW17 is all about texture, from weather-beaten buttery soft leather to thick wools, chunky knits and soft shearling. One of the best was a smooth, rich velvet seen at Oliver Spencer, where it was found on rust-coloured bomber jackets and forest green jacket-and-loose-fitting-trouser combination, putting a luxury spin on urban clothing.



The military trend has been one that’s been ongoing for the past few seasons, thanks in part to Maharishi’s re-entry into the mainstream and designers looking more towards the streets for inspiration. This season brands took on their own interpretation of military, seen at the Peak Performance x Nigel Cabourn presentation, Matthew Miller’s anti-establishment collection and Maharishi’s African-inspired designs.

Colour Block


When it comes to pattern and colour for AW17, Christopher Raeburn and Bobby Abley showed it’s all about the blocks of colour. At Bobby Abley it was primary colours in modernist blocks in a soft fur-like texture on jackets and matching shorts, with Christopher Raeburn opting for thick knits covered in grey and neon green blocks.



One of the biggest colours of the season was rust – ranging from faded tones to burnt orange and deep, darker shades. It was seen best at YMC and Matthew Miller, where the former used it on one statement wool jacket, and the latter on ceremonial scarves draped over deconstructed tailoring.

Oversized Knitwear


Knitwear came supersized for AW17, from long sleeves and even longer hems at J.W. Anderson, long and wide-necked at John Smedley and loose and covered in camo print at KTZ. Whatever knitwear you buy into next season, make sure it’s big and baggy.

Words by Angharad Jones

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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