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LFWM Top Trends for 2019

Posted on January 11 2019

Start the year with a wardrobe refresh and upgrade your look with the biggest trends as seen on the runways at London Fashion Week: Men’s. From pastel suiting to acid house prints there’s something to suit your style and incorporate into your 2019 look.


Modern Suiting

Softer than classic tailoring, in more muted tones with rounded edges, this is the perfect style for any gent. Oliver Spencer enlisted the likes of Isaac Carew to present his idea of the new man, in plush velvet and heritage check. The collection was also designed with sustainability in mind; Spencer, we like your style! Amongst soft powdered hues, Feng Chen Wang also presented a similar style, smart trousers in classic pinstripe fabrics but with a rounder leg that gives a softer appearance than your average straight-leg. A simple style to incorporate into any wardrobe- shop our selection of suiting here.


Pastels

Soft pastel tones were seen on the catwalks across LFWM in various forms but all were just as sweet and often tapped into the colour-drench trend of previous seasons.. Bobby Abley pastel pink cowboy was a hit as was Craig Greens signature layered sets, created in a powdery salmon pink; Phoebe English mixed things up, layering soft lavender hues over a more vibrant blue shirt. Another quick fix for changing up your look for AW19- try a pastel shirt over your favourite pair of bleached jeans. Or if a full pastel outfit is too much for you, try adding a pop of pastel with some socks or a simple tee shirt. Shop our selection of pastel menswear here.


Take A Hike

A standout trend from this season is the latest iteration of the normcore trend, this time spun with an outdoors, going camping, vibe. Think your-dad's-patagonia-windbreaker, with cargo pants, utility jackets and neatly finished with a dad-trainer for good measure. A-Cold-Wall* and Cottweiler kept things current by adding in a touch of colour whilst Raeburn and Paria Farzaneh kept it classic in khaki tones. Whether you want to give a nod to the ’80s with vibrant colourways or prefer the classic army colours, the key piece for this look is the right jacket- you can shop our selection of windbreakers here. Love it or hate it, normcore seems to be sticking around.


Everyday Neons

 

Loud and proud, neons came in different forms across London Fashion Week; Men’s, in unexpected and diverse ways. A-Cold-Wall* went all out in highlighter orange suiting whilst Pronounce used punchy pink piping to punctuate their muted neutral offerings. Chalayan’s relaxed sweatpants included a splatter of neon yellow, whilst Alex Mullins created a futuristic cowboy look with a bright pink western shirt. Be sure to stand out in 2019 and shop our selection of neon pieces.


Acid Haus

 

It wasn’t just the neon palettes transporting the frows back to 80’s raves- bright colours, bold graphics and tie-dye effects were also spotted across runways. With James Long at the helm, Iceberg imagined a “punky mountain” alpine getaway, laden with archive prints and throwback colourways. Fashion East alumnus Liam Hodges took his signature streetwear in a more acidic direction with tie-dye and spray paint prints, whilst new kid on the block Mowalola debuted a psychedelic collection bursting with colour and eye-popping prints. Get your 80’s fix with our designer vintage selection.


Grandad Knits

The cosiest trend of them all, classic knits are back on the runway for AW19. Fairisle, striped, chunky, Nordic; all manner of jumper styles made an appearance this season. Lou Dalton’s stand out look incorporated a matching scarf to double up on the grandpa look whilst Astrid Andersen’s take comes in turquoise with black blocking to modernise the piece. This is the ultimate trend for the style-conscious but lazy. Add to a pair of vintage track pants for a sporty twist or simply wear with jeans and a pair of Doc Martens for an effortless, cosy look.

Words Eloise Gendry