What to Expect at London Collections: Men A/W16

While the majority of us are starting to wind down for Christmas, fashion types are already preparing for the next big thing kicking off the style calendar in 2016. Taking place from 8th-11th January, London Collections: Men is a four-day extravaganza dedicated to celebrating the most exciting names in British menswear. 

Running the gamut from sophisticated Savile Row tailoring to established international brands and exciting emerging names, LC:M showcases the diversity, creativity and talent found within contemporary men’s fashion, drawing editors, buyers and industry professionals from all over the world to the heart of London.

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Hosted by the British Fashion Council, the main venues for LC:M A/W16 are Victoria House and 180 Strand, as well as the Topman Show Space at Ambika P3, with each space staging collections in the form of live catwalk shows or presentations. There will also be a bundle of pop-ups and parties for fashionistas to get snapped at, while the Designer Showrooms exhibition will host   two floors of Autumn/Winter ranges from an array of different designers. Off the runway, men’s fashion week is also a great place to see (or show off) inspirational street style, as crowds of bloggers and fashion fans often congregate outside the entrance before each show.

This season, we’re expecting to see big things from homegrown fashion powerhouses Burberry and Alexander McQueen, while Jeremy Scott brings Italian luxury label Moschino to UK shores. KTZ, Astrid Andersen and Christopher Raeburn are frequent favourites for their exceptionally directional collections, while Craig Green and Liam Hodges are amongst the up-and-coming designers who have scooped sponsorship from the prestigious NEWGEN MEN initiative.

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Don’t be down if it looks like you won’t be able to nab tickets for any shows this time around (you generally have to be a fashion profesh for that) – the Spindle team will be reporting on all the fashion action as it happens! Keep a lookout for our exclusive LC:M coverage, from designer interviews and runway shoots to Designer Showroom features and live-tweeting at catwalk shows. Additionally, a lot of brands are opening their runways up to the general public with streamed content and behind-the-scenes pictures on social media, so keep your eyes peeled for LC:M posts from your favourite labels.