Then, a brief stint was spent at Digitaria on Soho’s Berwick St. where crowds of dolled-up boys and girls boogied, guzzled pear Magners and decorated the basement walls with their v. own improvised artworks to celebrate the launch of the new season collection. Props to the dreadlock-ed fellow who pointed out the seriously covetable gold-green pleated pants. Had I had more sterling…
After a decent kip on the sista’s couch I rifled through the case in an attempt to retrieve something that would coordinate at least vaguely (more on my LFW looks soon, though I wouldn’t get too excited, Ryanair baggage restrictions and minor jetlag do not a good look make) and settled on some newly plucked stock from Circus and an ol’ faithful – the charcoal Junk de Luxe blazer.
First up was the NEWGEN Men offering, which provided a much needed to jolt to the beginning of events, courtesy of James Long‘s metallic, militaristic vision. Black leather, acid green and gold so bright it was eye-pain-inducing made up the majority of the palette. Camo – no matter how inventive the reinterpretation – I’m not too hot on, but Long’s cropped leather trews with diamond notching about the knees had me fixated (as well as the black canvas goody bag which has proved more than useful for carriage of Uni paraphernalia…)
Carolyn Massey followed with what seemed an easy fusion of gentleman’s attire and outdoors-appropriate clothing for the intrepid adventurer. Camping staples (e.g. a nylon raincoat) were paired with the understatedly luxe (e.g. navy chinos with roll-up cuffs). The undoubted personal fave was a look consisting of a navy blue trench over a camel blazer complete with kerchief. Daring dandy at its finest.
^ Carolyn Massey SS10
More from LFW to follow…
Images from Catwalking