One of the highlights of Menswear day, the excitement surrounding who the industry experts had chosen as the ‘Ones to Watch’ percolated the hallowed halls of Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s venue.
Commencing with Tobefrank, love or at least romance was in the air as the dapper gentlemanly models wistfully wandered across the catwalk carrying roses. Featuring collarless shirts, neat slim flits, large lapels, braces, inside colours on upturned trews, luxurious knit jumpers and the rich palette of brown, burgundy, camel,charcoal, scarlet and royal blue made this the label of choice for modern Rimbaud types.
Then came the more boyish collection from Julian Zigerli, with woolly hats of pale reds, hoods, voluminous body warmers, jerseys, shorts and hip embroidery. But there was luxury in the textures and elegance in the sheer long-sleeved jerseys, the use of creams and pale greens and browns. It had slightly sporty and ultra-modern elements with the fetching prints and the layers buy
Then Bodybound’s dazzling garments was a call to wide eyes to the already enraptured audience, featuring gold and copper metallic coats, black and gold chain vests, clear plastic, and very long brimmed plastic visors. There were sculptural pieces, cropped leather jackets, transparent macs, slim fit pinstripe trousers and lacquering and beading aplenty, making this is a very punky yet glamorous collection.
Last but not least Jospeh Turvey’s contribution was as smart as it was eccentric and high on colour and creativity. It had varsity style smart blazers and printed sports jackets, patterned embroidered slightly sheer jackets, printed scarves, wide leg cuts and lemon yellow shorts. Highlights included the hot pink striped mesh T-shirts and the illustration portraits printed onto the t-shirts throughout of the talented Mr Turvey.