Last for the day was the Richard Nicoll show, which was my favourite.
Even though the designer only started producing menswear four seasons ago he turned many heads with his show in the evening of the first day of London Collections: Men.
The designer’s signature monochrome palette was evident as the show begun with an array of head-to-toe outfits in deep red and teal blue. Stripes down the centre of shirts gave the illusion of the models wearing ties and the leather caps polished off the looks perfectly.
The fur collars of some of his jackets gave them that extra something and were mixed in together with more casual pieces. An example being where they were teamed with extra long shirts and baggy bermuda shorts.
Even more so, he mixes casual and formal together with sweatshirts complete “DISCREET” and “BRUTAL” motifs in fluorescent yellow or green. Both of these words are taken from Brian Eno’s 1975 album, Discreet Music.
He did an amazing job mixing different prints and textures, which was most evident with the bronze striped and floral silk bomber jackets with their cotton ribbed finishings.
His colour palette was anything but boring and ordinary, ranging from darker tones like red, teal and dark blue to beige, white, punchy yellow and fluorescent green. This collection was a celebration of colour.
The three final looks were truly special, as Nicoll showcased monochrome looks in light blue, yellow and green that comprised of tight shirts and pants with matching belts. The shirts in question were embroidered with minute bow tie detailing. A very strong closing to a very strong show.
With my friend T before the show
The Mulberry Cocktail Party was up next to finish off a great day.Men’s Collection Window
The exclusive cocktail party took place in Mulberry’s flagship store on New Bond street as a celebration of LC:M and to showcase men’s accessories from Autumn Winter 2014 collection.
I really like the beautiful briefcases in beige, grey/brown and dark brown but of course I couldn’t stay away from the women’s collection!Bags from AW14 collectionLast but not least these two briefcases were my favourite and would definitely carry one myself.Guests enjoyed Nyetimber, a great English sparkling wine and Chase Great British Gin with Tonic. Food was great as well and it was provided by Mark Hix’s ‘fish dog’ van, parked out the store.
Chase & tonicsFish Dog van
That’s it for Day 1, stay tuned for LC:M Day 2!
Photo credit: me & courtesy of Mulberry