East London was alive with color, prints and quintessential British eclecticism this weekend at London Fashion Week Men’s.
The three-day event ending Monday revealed bold menswear directions for Fall ’19. However, the showmanship carried into the streets, where fashion week goers mixed genres, decades and dabbled in emerging 2019 trends.
Unisex trends show no signs of ending. Racing motifs, athletic apparel logos, hooded sweatshirts, mock or turtle neck tops and sling bags were part of the London uniform. Destroyed knits, statement scarves and silver chains with charms (worn over high neck tops) added newness to the ’90s-inspired looks.
Neon green and pink electrified men’s and women’s accessories. The shock colors—found on everything from sneakers, fanny packs and socks, to nail color, hair color and eye glass lenses—were the exclamation point to all-black ensembles and après ski-inspired sets.
Puffer coats were emboldened with high-shine silver fabrics, colorful patchwork and lacquer-like color. Likewise, jeans were coated with splashes of multi-colored paint. Color denim made a statement worn head-to-toe.
Jeans, track pants and non-denim woven bottoms were worn loose and baggy. Straight cuts were hemmed or cuffed at ankle-grazing lengths.
Chunky sneakers, in white or bold licks of color, remain the shoe of choice. Others wore a low heel, pointed-toe cowboy boot silhouette—a shoe that took on opposite personalities in slouchy brown suede and black patent.