London Collections: Men has come around again in a flash with designers showcasing their wares for AW14. There were some standout shows with some great looks on day one and we have picked our top three shows really stood out for us at Average Joes, all doing it big for British fashion.

LC:M Autumn/Winter 14 – Day 1

Topman Design LC:M AW14

The collection from the highstreet powerhouse’s Design studio is a moody, fashion forward selection. There was a limited palate with predominantly black and greys, with hints of red and powder blue. Multiple textures were present with a mix of leather, PVC, cotton and thick knits, and styles came in an array of oversized coats and trousers giving the collection a robust, weighty and structured feel. Pushing boundaries season after season, it will be interesting to see what emerges in stores from the Topman Design catwalk.

Gieves and Hawkes LC:M AW14

Delivering a traditional, tailored, yet distinctly upmarket collection, the brand at Number 1 Savile Row lives up to its prestigious address with a combination of great cuts and fine fabric, with flashes of some pretty pleasant colours including plums, rich navys and a flash of pink, along with winter worthy textures. With immediately recognisable British slim cut suiting utilising cotton, wool, fur and velvet the items ooze refinement and modern nobility without the snobby undertones, just great looking gentlemanly formalwear cut in a traditional way with a contemporary twist .

Thomas Pink LC:M AW14

Bringing an air of fun and eccentricity to LC:M, yet remaining quintessentially British – Thomas Pink showcased a range of formalwear featuring flashes of colour with aqua greens, burgundys and rich reds and detailing through tweeds, checks and stripes. Style wise Thomas Pink tends side on the more casual end of formal wear, with tailored jackets, shirts and suiting, but with fabrics utilised to make an ensemble a little less serious!

Check back later for our highlights from Day 2.



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