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LCM SS17: Top five trends

By Style Feed Staff, 6 June 2016

You've seen what we wore to the London Collections Men SS17 shows this weekend – now check out five big trends we spotted on the catwalks and future-proof your summer wardrobe accordingly.

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Provincial punk

While the British Fashion Council was busy celebrating 40 years of the London punk scene legacy at LCM, the punk-inspired clothes on show had more of regional flavour. Back in 1976, when Vivienne Westwood was kitting out the scenesters of London in their bondage-trousered finery, the rest of the country was – by necessity as much as design – adopting a more homely, low-key approach to punk fashion (think Manchester's Buzzcocks and Joy Division in skinny blazers and functional overcoats, or Derry's Undertones in their hand-me-down jumpers and battered work boots). 

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Here, Matthew Miller's pin-badge-adorned blazers and handmade slogan tees in subdued monotones channelled provincial schoolboy punk dreams, while Christopher Shannon's distressed and embellished double-denim pieces had an evocative 'pub rocker who just saw the Sex Pistols for the first time' vibe. MG

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Nandrogyny

Gender fluidity has become so entrenched at the sharp end of the menswear world, it barely counts as a trend anymore. Until now though, androgyny has skewed young and sexy – Jaden Smith 'flaunting his pins' in a skirt, or Kristen Stewart in punky tees and ripped boyfriend jeans. 

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At LCM, by contrast, the ungendered vibe went golden generation, with JW Anderson, Agi & Sam and Craig Green presenting housecoats, headscarves and muumuus for men, for a look that was sort of Young Thug meets little old lady. MG

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70s loungewear

When Skepta walked for Nasir Mazhar’s SS15 collection, head-to-toe in a full black tracksuit, it marked a significant moment for the resurgence of the jersey fashion icon. But for SS17 the tracksuit is in retrograde, shifting from 00s grime to 70s crime – a time when the two-piece was solely a loungewear staple, and the leisure suit of choice for the sort of Noo Yawk ne’er do wells who feature in Martin Scorsese flicks.

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This take on luxe lazy-day gear is best exemplified through Cottweiler’s pastel-pink pairing, while Christopher Shannon’s denim double-up brought a contemporary feel to the classic piece, without sacrificing the all-important nostalgic edge. SH

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Super-long sleeves

Although boxy, oversized pieces frequenting the catwalks is by no means a new trend, it’s only recently the sleeves have surpassed the hem’s length and cuffs have begun a descent to knee level.

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The Vetements-inspired movement gained traction in the AW16 showcases and with designers
JW Anderson and Xander Zhou also adding statement sleeves to hoodies, jumpers and roll-neck sweatshirts for SS17, it’s time to overcome its impracticalities and get peacocking the latest rebellion against traditional design. SH

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Pastels

Next summer, prepare for a pastel takeover as your wardrobe goes all Wes Anderson. At LCM, earthy mid-tones made way for sugary hues as designers like Craig Green, Christopher Shannon and Cottweiler applied the subtlest of pastels and creams to shorts, jackets and shirts.

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At Craig Green, soft, delicate colours gave intricate patchwork pieces a romantic edge, while at Christopher Shannon, tracksuits popped in pastel orange, pale blue and powdery yellow. Elsewhere, Lou Dalton experimented with candy stripes in macaroon hues, with the designer’s ice-cream colours making us long for SS17 already. KH

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