There was a new, giddy and youthful buzz at London Fashion Week Men’s this season, in part boosted by the surprise showing in the UK elections of Jeremy Corbyn, a 67-year-old much admired by young people in Britain.
Burberry skipped the catwalk this season in London, and instead held a breakfast inside Thomas, their cool café named after the brand’s founder, where designer Christopher Bailey was very upbeat about Emmanuel Macron.
Gosha Rubchinskiy has linked up with a trio of big names for his SS18 collection with Burberry, Stephen Jones and Adidas all working with the Russian designer on the collection shown in St Petersburg Sunday evening.
This season’s big debut at a major British brand was the arrival of Mark Weston at Dunhill, the venerable label beloved by James Bond. Weston joined Dunhill from Burberry where he was senior vice president of menswear.
Gender-bending in a Tudor royal court, where the dashing courtiers looked en-route to an all-night rave party in a rather brilliant show by Edward Crutchley, the brilliant, Scots-born Louis Vuitton alumni.
The British designer will team up with the non-profit to create products made from plastic recovered from the ocean. With the collaboration, McCartney is hoping to give recycled material a luxurious image.