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LCF alumni at London Collections: Men AW16

Photo by Jim Turbull Walter via The Love Magazine
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12 January 2016

Every season London Collections: Men highlights the creative and commercial importance of British fashion. From established brands to emerging talent, the events are designed to showcase the breadth of British fashion talent. After last Friday morning’s LCFMA16 Menswear show at Banking Hall, the LC:M proceedings kicked off, and the runways were graced with UAL talent. Here we take a look at our LCF alumni at London Collections: Men AW16.

Photo by Jim Turbull Walter via The Love Magazine

Rory Parnell-Mooney for MAN AW16. Photo by Jim Turbull Walter via The Love Magazine

BA Fashion Design Technology: Menswear 2012 graduate Rory Parnell-Mooney‘s work was the first to make an appearance on Friday afternoon, at the MAN show – a joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East which first launched over 10 years ago and fosters the growth of emerging menswear labels. Rory’s collection was inspired by the Spanish Baroque artist Francisco de Zurbaran, who’s paintings famously depicted clergy, monks, hermits and nuns of the Catholic church. This influence was clearly visible in the collection which featured, rich and ritualistic long, lightweight layers.

J.W. Anderson AW16. Photo from @JW_ANDERSON

J.W. Anderson AW16. Photo from @JW_ANDERSON

Sunday was the busiest day for our talented LCF alumni. It kicked off with winner of last year’s BFA Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year award, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology Menswear graduate J.W. Anderson. The show, which was live-streamed on the leading gay social networking app Grindr, showcased an opulent and extravagant collection that celebrated gender fluidity in fashion.

In the afternoon James Long, who graduated from LCF in BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear presented a ‘hero’ themed collection which further explored his use of leather, and denim – in particular tie-dye and acid wash for AW16. Fellow BA and MA Fashion Design Technology: Menswear 2010 graduates Baartmans and Siegel showed at Victoria House, with a collection that was casual but sophisticated; with slick tailoring, printed parkas and distressed denim.

In the evening BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring 2012 graduate Sebastiaan Pieter presented his brand PIETER at Victoria House. His collection was made up of structured and tailored garments offset against oversized shirts, bomber jackets and leather.

Once again we applaud our brilliant alumni who continue to bring something new and inspiring to the the catwalks. Only five weeks to go until LCFMA16 Womenswear and London Fashion Week AW16, where we do this all over again – how exciting!