The Autumn/Winter ’17 collections were awash with bold statements, shapes, colours and silhouettes, each designer putting his or her own spin on dressing for the colder months. There were a lot to choose from, but we’ve narrowed down our best collections of AW17.
True to his anti-establishment tendencies, London-based menswear designer Matthew Miller created a collection for ‘protecting oneself in the post truth era’. That came in the form of uniforms consisting mainly of black deconstructed tailoring, military references in backpacks and bomber jackets, and rebellious touches. View the full collection from London Fashion Week Men’s here and shop the collection on Coggles here.
Using the women behind the clothes (factory worker, lab worker and women in the couture atelier) as his inspiration, Scottish designer Christopher Kane took uniforms and utility wear and added a high-fashion twist. The looks ranged from thick knits with sleeves covered in stepped pockets worn with silk floral structured skirts; long oversized camel coats; iridescent cardigans with matching skirts; to white PVC-coated fur-lined coats – a glamorous take on the lab coat – worn with Crocs and a sheer lace dress. View the full collection from London Fashion Week here and shop the collection on Coggles here.
The Oliver Spencer AW17 collection was a mix of smart and casual, soft and tough, and luxury and street-ready. It was, essentially, Spencer’s take on modern day menswear, where textures are mixed, prints are experimented with and individual pieces are worn in an individual way. Expect twists on classic pieces of clothing and accessories and a colour palette of dark shades and muted tones. View the full collection from London Fashion Week Men’s here and shop the collection on Coggles here.
The AW17 Ganni collection, ‘Love Society’, took traditional femininity and turned it on its head, in the only way the Danish brand knows how. Long ruffled dresses were paired with red PVC flats; printed co-ords were worn with flatforms and puffa jackets; and skirts were paired with trousers and hoodies. View the full collection from Copenhagen Fashion Week here and shop the collection on Coggles here.
Inspiration for this season’s YMC collection came from the Bauhaus movement, the early 20th century German art school that combined crafts with fine arts and focused on form and function, and paved the way for modernist architecture, art and design. Silhouettes were loose and relaxed with a few utilitarian influences found in the form of military-inspired shirts and black berets. View the full collection from London Fashion Week Men’s here and shop the collection on Coggles here.
Words by Angharad Jones