London Fashion Week Men’s has unveiled its provisional schedule for next season and the emphasis is very much on youth and gender fluidity.
Timed to run from Saturday January 5 through Monday January 7, the three-day season lists 42 separate events, four less than the June 2018 calendar. Runway action kicks off Saturday morning with Art School, a non-binary brand noted for its tube dresses for trans-identified people. While the day climaxes with LVMH Prize finalist Charles Jeffrey’s Loverboy, whose brilliant show last season married Noh theatre, transgressive samurais, detritus dresses and models wearing papier-mâché sewing machines as hats. LGBTQ fantasies at their best.
Classic brands have largely skipped the season of late; however heritage labels such as Barbour and Belstaff will show; and tailoring driven designers from E. Tautz to Oliver Spencer are still very much present.