LCM SS17: Day One

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1175672 The redefinition of male identity continues apace in London Collections Men (LCM), in its seventh season and now four rather than three days long. Lots of important names showed collections today including, obvs, Topman but also Craig Green, Astrid Andersen and Bobby Abley - designers who have been consistently defining and challenging the menswear landscape.

In terms of new names,  MAN, the funding initiative between Fashion East and Topman and celebrating ten years this year, introduces phenomenal talent in the shape of Per Gotessen and Feng Chen Wang, both RCA grads. Lots of first this year too: Tommy Hilfiger joined the challender, Henry Holland launched his new menswear line, Andersen her womenswear and, for the first time, the general public were allowed in.

Here are some outfits/moments to remember, via the glittering Twitterati:

Topman

TOPMAN DESIGN "Life's a beach and then you die” @wonderlandmag It's all about the #DirtyWeekend at the @Topman Design show! @JoshuaStJames Arcades, raves and ice-cream shades at sunburnt seaside #TopmanLCM @VogueRunway #LCMSS17 @LukeLeitchUK

They were all doing cross-stitch: Phoebe English SS17.

PHOEBE ENGLISH Bros' night in cross stitch stitch @PhoebeEnglish @VogueRunway #LCMSS17 @LukeLeitchUK Lots of oversized silhouettes with a focus on functionality. To wit this hooded windbreaker (@PhoebeEnglish #LCM ) @LizziePaton

Romance via Xander Zhou SS17.

XANDER ZHOU Kinky wipe clean fabrics and oversized shapes at @xanderzhou #londoncollectionsmen #lcm @graeme_moran Latex, tassles and oversized deconstructed shirts from #xanderzhou #LCM #menswear @Fashion_Monitor

Punk by Charles Jeffrey SS17.

Raise the red lantern by Feng Chen Wang.

MAN AMAZING awkward tailoring pieces from @_charlesjeffrey #fashioneast #LCMSS17 @StarworksGroup @Centmagazine #Sweden born @pergotesson is the freshest face ever bright to #LCM as he just presented his #graduate collection @ @royalcollegeofart yesterday!!! @yu1129 Utility denim & out-of-this-world headwear at MAN SS17 show @fashion_east @sarahbarrow00 A splash of bright orange at #MAN from a beautifully layered and toggled @fengchenwang collection #LCM @becausemagazine

Picture: Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION

BOBBY ABLEY One wish: I want this @bobbyabley outfit to wear to Disneyland later this month. How do I make this happen? @richardjloftus Jasmine, Abu and Jafar are all back together with a twist for the fun @bobbyabley #SS17 #LCM @NOWFASHION

Tapestry work by Craig Green SS17.

Craig Green SS17.

CRAIG GREEN Recalibrating the trench @Craig_Green_UK #fashion @wallpapermag Warmth, softness and home comforts @Craig_Green @susiebubble

Menswear chaos captured by @Craig_Green: looks fully formed from the front, behind came apart at the seams #LCM @LizziePaton

 

Astrid Andersen SS17.

ASTRID ANDERSEN @AstridAndersens gets a sportier style combined with touches of lace on sweatshirts, pants, altering silhouettes with fabrics made of satin among others. @fashionablymale

New menswear by Henry Holland's House of Holland.

HENRY HOLLAND Cheesy but good! Quaver Ravers at @HouseOfHolland @henryholland @THELOVEMAGAZINE Definitely #mood for this!!! @houseofholland is collaborating with @scottramsaykyle on beautiful #embroidery! @yumasui