In celebration of London’s tireless contributions to the ever-evolving world of men’s fashion, it only seemed appropriate to appoint an event fittingly separate from that of the prominent global fashion weeks. With a noble respect for heritage whilst keeping a keen eye on modern interpretation, UK design houses have and will continue to afford their noteworthy offerings to the highly influential landscape of menswear. 

After 31 shows and 25 presentations, we break down our “top 10” list of best collections from the fall / winter 2014 showcase. In no particular order, we turn your attention towards our favorite London fashion week menswear shows.

Synonymous with the Topman name, the functional lineup included structured outerwear pieces adorned with knitwear staples. Drawing inspiration from a utilitarian nautical theme, the range hosted a bevy of water friendly pieces including rain macs, windcheaters and rainboots.

See More: Topman Design Fall/Winter 2014 

topman design fall/winter 2014

The darling of the British menswear scene, Lou Dalton wowed the crowd in attendance with her workwear-influenced line. Containing wardrobe mainstays such as denims, chinos and trench coats – the designer playfully incorporated fitting accents of camo printed pullovers and infinity scarves amongst others – adding to her signature aesthetic.

See More: Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2014

lou dalton fall/winter 2014

Orlebar Brown veered left with their urban jungle interpretative collection. Reminiscent of sweltering summer heat, tropical prints and vivacious hues of reds and yellows were well represented whilst quilted gillets and other light weight outerwear pieces kept the range cold-weather appropriate.

See More: Orlebar Brown Fall/Winter 2014

orlebar brown fall/winter 2014

Arguably the most definitive juncture of the 3-day event came from none other than Burberry Prorsum. Beautifully crafted trench and over coats in lavish prints paraded down the runway one by one. Utilised as distinctive accessory items, woven blankets and printed rugs also made notable cameo appearances in some featured ensembles.

See More: Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014

burberry prorsum fall/winter 2014

Touted for unstructured tailoring, Oliver Spencer made clever use of contrasting silhouettes pairing loose-fitting trousers and sweatpants with slim blazers, jackets and button-downs. Floral bombers and tartan printed two–piece suits showed as venerable statement pieces in a range embellished with heritage style staples.

See More: Oliver Spencer Fall/Winter 2014

oliver spencer fall/winter 2014

Boasting a forceful affinity for streetwear, Astrid Andersen yet again integrates urban influenced garb with a high fashion couture flare. A vast array of sport-luxe inspired pieces such as printed crewneck tops, tracksuits and oversized fur hoodies formed the majority of the collection.

See More: Astrid Andersen Fall/Winter 2014

astrid andersen fall/winter 2014

Sharp tailoring and clean lines were obvious characteristics running throughout Christopher Kane’s offering. Choosing to employ a scientific molecular print theme proved stylish whilst maintaining a harmonious balance to an otherwise minimalist campaign.

See More: Christopher Kane Fall/Winter 2014

christopher kane fall/winter 2014

Savile Row’s tailors and the gentleman’s houses of Mayfair and St. James take part in a collaborative effort to present a wonderfully crafted collection of age-old British heritage and elegance. Bespoke tailored three-piece suits along with refined trench coats emerged front and center of this culture-heavy lineup.

See More: Savile Row & St. James Fall/Winter 2014

savile row & st james fall/winter 2014

Matthew Miller’s copiously dark, texture-rich range played host to horde of sharp blazers, cropped trousers, cape-esque outerwear pieces and tattered textiles each adding their own symbolic element to the modernistic offering.

See More: Matthew Miller Fall/Winter 2014

matthew miller fall/winter 2014

Set to an arctic narrative, Christopher Raeburn’s utilitarian Fall 2014 collection is trimmed with functional outerwear garments that deliver protection from Mother Nature’s harshest elements with relative ease. Standouts from the line include polar bear printed jumpers, anorak’s, bombers and duffle coats.

See More: Christopher Raeburn Fall/Winter 2014

christopher raeburn fall/winter 2014

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