Big Talent at LFW Men's AW17


grace-wales-bonner 1 GRACE WALES BONNER. The winner of 2016’s LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers, men's designer Wales Bonner has a rep for tossing aside gender distinctions and drawing from the traditions of the Indian sub-continent, amongst others, to create a uniquely luxurious androgyny. Read more about her here.

Exotic prints and Green's signature light quilts were present at SS17.

2 CRAIG GREEN. Scooping a billing from as ‘this year’s most exciting menswear designer’ is only one of Green’s continually beautiful achievements, including winning last year’s British Fashion Council/GQ Designer Menswear Fund prize fund.

Not for the shrinking violet: J W Anderson SS13.

3 JW ANDERSON. From the bustiers and frilled shorts of AW13 to oversized dress shirts and dangling sleeves of SS17, almost every men's show by Anderson, who is also creative director of Loewe, creates shock waves. If you only see one collection this season, this would be it.

Club kid all grown up: long fluid lines take the stage at Charles Jeffrey Loverboy SS17.

4 CHARLES JEFFREY LOVERBOY. From the exuberant clubber’s aesthetic of his early collections, for SS17, Jeffrey’s work mutated into fluid tailored jackets, belted coats and blazers with cinched waists and slashed sleeves - with just enough mix-and-match to stay close to its subcultural roots.


5 FENG CHEN WANG. Jeffrey’s spiritual reflection is fellow MAN-er and RCA MA men's graduate Feng Chen Wang, whose functional, futuristic collections are born from Wang’s life experiences, including - for her runway debut for SS16 - her father’s cancer diagnosis and survival.

'A little boy lost' - work by Per Gotesson.

6 PER GOTESSON. Few will forget the model wearing an outfit Götesson’s RCA graduate collection, sadly dragging his oversized, raw-edged denim suit through an abandoned hotel perfectly encapsulating the designer’s muse: ‘a little lost boy, a sensitive one.’

Luke Broor from Rottingdean Bazaar. Photoshoot from Pylot Magazine. Photography by Annie Collinge. Styling by James Thesus Buck and Luke Brooks.

7 ROTTINGDEAN BAZAAR. Boldly anarchic, this partnership between two CSM MA grads presses flowers, carrots and straw onto clothes. They also crafted a portrait of Che Guevara out of their own hair and currently sell badges made with pubic hair. Lively stuff. Featured image from Pylot Magazine. Photography by Annie Collinge. Styling by James Thesus Buck and Luke Brooks (aka Rottingdean Bazaar).

London Fashion Week Mens' take places at The Store Studios, 180 Strand from Friday January 6 to 9, 2017.