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Made in Britain

Posted by models.com | January 8th, 2016

Made in Britain

The Fall/Winter 2016 fashion season kicks off today with the first day of London Collections Men, a recent addition to the calendar that has, in five short years, developed from an upstart to a can’t-miss stop on the circuit. The return of iconically British brand Burberry from Milan in 2013 marked a turning point, but the city has never lacked for a broad range of visions. Young guns like Wales Bonner, Lou Dalton, and Matthew Miller have a vivid, iconoclastic energy, while older houses like Dunhill, Turnbull & Asser, and Gieves & Hawkes provide a contemporary reflection of Savile Row-inflected classicism.

An outgrowth of the overcrowded “men’s day” which used to mark the end of the London women’s shows, London Collections Men has helped bring renewed attention to the vibrant diversity of the city’s designers as the international menswear market continues its rise. New talents have been given a boost through Fashion East, which supports young designers with shows and presentations, counting Christopher Shannon, Agi & Sam, and Craig Green among its graduates.

To celebrate the latest round of London Collections Men, Patrick Lindblom captured seven of London’s brightest new faces in Spring/Summer 2016 designs from eight of the British capital’s most exciting labels, including Casely-Hayford and Oliver Spencer, pulled straight from the runway by Jeanie Annan-Lewin. As the fifth year of London Collections Men gets underway, it’s a gentle reminder of all the city has to offer.

Featured designers:

Photography by Patrick Lindblom
Styling by Jeanie Annan-Lewin
Casting & text by Jonathan Shia
Grooming by Antonio de Luca
Models: Josh Bartley and Chris Fleischer at Nevs Models, Jack Dalby at D1NYC, Oli Green at Models 1,
Hugh Laughton-Scott at Storm Models, Lucas Satherley at IMG Models, and Max Streetley at SUPA Model Management
Photographer’s assistant: Johanna Lundqvist
Grooming assistant: Diego
Digital technician: Daniel Simm

Cover: Jack Dalby wears Matthew Miller and Lucas Satherley wears Casely-Hayford.

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Left: Hugh Laughton-Scott wears Casely-Hayford. Right: Oli Green wears Wales Bonner with shoes by Casely-Hayford and Chris Fleischer wears Wales Bonner with shoes by Oliver Spencer.

“I feel that London is a place that celebrates diversity, originality, and courage. It’s where I grew up and I feel proud to be able to present here.”
Grace Wales Bonner, Wales Bonner

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Left: Josh Bartley wears Agi & Sam. Right: Jack Dalby wears Oliver Spencer.

“It’s hard not to be inspired having a vision of nearly the whole world on your doorstep. It’s impossible to think how we could have done this all on our own in another city.”
Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, Agi & Sam

Left: Oli Green wears Wales Bonner. Right: Hugh Laughton-Scott and Josh Bartley wear Craig Green.

“London Collections Men has helped to crystalize the new creative energy in the London designer menswear sector. It encompasses all our strengths, from the sometimes irreverent, highly innovative, street-influenced collections to the work of the more formal, heritage-based brands, all celebrating the unique spirit of London at its best.”
Joe Casely-Hayford, Casely-Hayford

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Left: Chris Fleischer wears Lou Dalton. Right: Lucas Satherley, Chris Fleischer, and Max Streetley wear Christopher Shannon.

“I do find [London] inspiring and I love the cultural mix, I’d just like to be able to get away from it more. It’s definitely a place for people who want to torture themselves with jobs that you can’t seem to do anywhere else.”
Christopher Shannon

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Left: Max Streetley wears Oliver Spencer. Right: Hugh Laughton-Scott wears Craig Green.

Left: Oli Green wears Oliver Spencer and Hugh Laughton-Scott wears Casely-Hayford. Right: Lucas Satherley wears Agi & Sam.

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One Comment to “Made in Britain”

  1. Zemfira says:

    I wanna to stay a best model because i have all the evidence;)

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