LFWM: My Outfits
Just like my ex, fashion week came and went faster than I wanted it to! Like every season, I am left exhausted, but ultimately I had a fantastic time with my fashion family. As I witnessed models strut down runways in the spring and summer trends for 2020 I noticed how fashion forward and diverse the men's collections were, with designers not scared to push the boundaries of men's fashion, gender norms and mirroring social change. As for myself, fashion week is a fabulous excuse to dress up and be fabulous, so here are all the on-trend looks I wore throughout the shows. LFWM Day One: Partners in Lime As I work fashion week with my partner in crime, Saffy @StyleGrimioires, we often co-ordinate our outfits to complement each other, for example last season we slayed the first day of LFW wearing Hope Macauley. This season for men's week we decided to do a twin look, both wearing the same look but styling it in our own unique ways. We both love doing this as we get to show how diverse pieces of clothing can be, and how you can style killer looks without sticking to gender norms. It can also help show how different pieces can look on different styles of body, as my girl Saffy and I are completely opposite shapes and we have to dress accordingly. Personally I feel it also helps push a sense of friendship, acceptance and diversity in the industry, with us both being from different cultures, gender and backgrounds, we unapologetically come together through fashion and slay, spreading our positive values along the way.
For day one's twin look we chose a stunning neon, lime green suit by FemmeLuxe Finery. Saffy styled the same piece with flat shoes, a corset, tulle wrap, a black faux fur, oversized vintage hat and a lace top worn under the blazer. The corset created a stunning hourglass figure and the added touches with the hat and tulle wrap kept the whole look fashion forward and elevated, taking the suit from plain Jane to fashion week ready.
As for myself, I kept my look true to how I usually dress. A powerful up-town silhouette with feminine features, the suit did most of the talking in my look, and I teamed it with a black shirt, a black waist belt to add some separation in the full lime look defining my figure, with black gloves & sunglasses to style and a black heel (which were so high I was struggled to walk on the way home, very unlike me!).
I must admit, I was unsure of the suit when it first came, and I want sure I was going to wear it till the night before, but like I usual do I went with my gut feeling, and as always I was so glad I did! Bright neon colours and lime were all over the runways, seen at shoes such as Iceberg, plus as Saffy and I strutted into Truman's Brewery, the home of London Fashion Week Men's we noted that so many of the other streetstyle stars were also featuring neon accents and lime shades. A statement outfit, that will be just as at home on the front row at fashion week as it would in offices in canary wharf.
Green suit: FemmeLux Finery Black Shirt: New Look Menswear Sunglasses: New Look Heels: Koi Footwear Gloves: From a selection at eBay.co.uk Bags: Styled from a selection
LFWM Day 2: Sassy in Sequins The second day of London Fashion Week Men's was dedicated to my love of sequins. Like day one, Saffy and I coordinated our looks by both wearing the same designer. We wore pieces by Bwanawilly which are available at A.C.E Hackney. Now A.C.E Hackney is the most amazing store full of colour, print, fabulous cuts and fabrics. The store carries an array of designers from all cultures which creates a hub of vibrant fashions and cultural diversity, something Saffy and I champion.
I chose a beautiful kimono laden with stunning red sequins with printed hems. I belted the piece with a contrasting belt also from A.C.E Hackney and teamed this with black accessories and a sequin tote bag to carry around my Fashion Week survival kit. Under the kimono I wore black basics as I usually do to contrast the shiny kimono, letting it stand out, showcasing its beauty.
Kimono: @Bwanawilly available at @A.C.EHackney Belt: Available at @A.C.EHackney Shirt: New Look Jeans: New Look Jewellery: Ally Jewellery Sunglasses: From a selection Shoes: Koi Footwear Bag: From a selection
However, this wasn't the only look I wore on the second day of London Fashion Week Men's. As my Blind Date episode on Channel 5 will air this Sunday, I though it was a good excuse to wear the outfit that I wore on the show. It was a beautiful blue and silver sequinned corset top that had a waterfall sash that draped over the shoulder and down to the ground. I have had this piece for months, having worn it to record the show, but I hadn't actually worn it in public, and I felt this was the perfect time to get it out and enjoying sashaying around London. Now as always, I teamed it with my usual black base of a shirt and skinny jeans, making the sequinned corset and sash the star of the outfit, a chic but Avant Garde look.
Corset Top: Asos Shirt: New Look Jeans: New Look Jewellery: Ally Jewellery Sunglasses: From a selection Shoes: Koi Footwear Bag: From a selection
LFWM Day Three: Denim in the Drizzle The final day of men's fashion week was a washout in terms of the weather. Gail force winds and rain so heavy my Moschino umbrella didn't make it, the day was horrendous. It was a struggle to get to and from each show looking chic and fashion week ready, but I managed to do it thanks to ATM Kollectionz. This is another look sourced from A.C.E Hackney, a stunning coat in a cotton denim that was easy to wear, with contrasting yellow pattern trim with a matching statement yellow lining. Now I you can probably guess what I styled this with right? Well if you know me well you will know that I styled it with all black, a killer heel and a matching clutch. I also wore some small but statement making glasses with yellow lenses to add some sunshine to the horrible and grey day.
Coat: @ATMKollectionz from @A.C.EHackney Shirt: New Look Jeans: New Look Jewellery: Ally Jewellery Sunglasses: From a selection Shoes: Koi Footwear Bag: @A.C.EHackney Gloves: From a selection at eBay.co.uk
It was the perfect outfit for such a dull and rainy day in London. The colours stood out amongst the dark grey skies and they certainly brightened up my mood. Then, as the last model left the runway, London Fashion Week Men's ended, and just like Cinderella I left in the night to go home, fashionable exhausted of course.