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Founded in London, A,M is a new luxury brand that combines utilitarian design influences with modern streetwear to create colourful and timeless men’s luggage. A,M is a collaboration between English art director Matt Gill and Swedish designer Ann Nelvig.

The inaugural collection, launching for SS17, is comprised of four soon to be iconic styles. The Hungerford is a trapezoid sports holdall, The Fernley is a backpack, The Shifford is a classic sports holdall and The Furze is a mini flight bag executed in full grain leather. Each style comes in five distinctive colourways.

Superior in construction and minimalist in design, all products are meticulously crafted in Italy with high quality Swedish and Italian components. Recurring signature details include a hidden zipped exterior webbing pocket for added security, sunken webbing loops, parallel zipper piping with contrasting black pullers and repeat A,M logo embossed details.

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At Belstaff's LFWM presentation, it was all aboard the Jolly Roger for a a great new voyage at sea. The British brand, which has become a firm favourite of celebrities and style aficionados everywhere, has truly embraced the spirit of adventure since it was founded in 1924. Set up like the exterior of a ship, the room, full of enthusiastic fashion experts, was ready to embark upon a new season experience. Models hung around the 'bough of the ship' radiating the cool and edgy vibes that Belstaff has become so synonymous for. The maritime inspired collection paid homage to the men and women who served in the navy far away from British shores during World War 2. The combined mens' and womenswear, as is being seen more and more at fashion week created an energy of excitement. If Belstaff is anything to go by we can predict a lot of interesting things on the horizon.

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For nearly a century, Belstaff have been pioneers in modern fashion, particularly through their outerwear and as the first company to use wax cotton for their waterproof jackets. In their newest collection preview, the classic wax cotton jacket still played a crucial role, showing that Belstaff have always had, and continue to have a great love story with the daring, bold, intrepid side of fashion. Parker coats and leather jackets rounded off stylish proceedings by encompassing that venturesome soul. With a worn-out look given to some of their jackets Belstaff induce that modern/ vintage feel that shows how their clothes are intended to be really worn in and really show the stories and the adventures that Belstaff's men and women have had.

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Another insignia of the collection were the 'naval tattoo' images that were printed and embroidered onto jackets to really give each piece that extra dimension and that something even more unique. It really showed Belstaff's eye for the finer details and highlighted that daring attitude that the brand so eloquently achieves.

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Expected to reach land for AW17, the Jolly Roger collection, by Belstaff has enriched the winter with statement pieces that are functional, yet stylish and ready to take you through the colder months. You don't necessarily have to climb mountains or even actually set sail on the seven seas to embody Belstaff's values- If you embrace the spirit of the adventurer then Belstaff welcomes you aboard. Bon Voyage explorers.

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Words: Sophie Joaman| Fashion Week Press|

Images: Eloise Peachey| Fashion Week Photographer|@eloisepeachey

 

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Stood with attitude - hoods up - on top of a series of speakers, the models at Michiko Koshino's LFW Men's presentation look fitting considering the pouring rain outside. With hands in pockets, crossed arms and tattoos on show, this lot are not to be messed with.

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Instantly recognisable as the brand's signature are the range of blow-up jackets that can be worn both deflated or puffed up. This brilliant experimental streak is what launched Koshino's career in the 1990s as one of the first Japanese designers to break into Europe. Her new way of thinking was a refreshing contradiction to the designs of the time.

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For AW17, monochrome looks are styled in block colour. But bright piping in white and red runs around the edges of the relaxed silhouettes, breaking the outfits into separate pieces.

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Noticing the clever construction, it is clear that Koshino has a deep understanding of form - she is a master pattern cutter by trade. Longline jackets can be pulled in at the hip with a drawstring, seams can be undone with zips, and arms can come through sides instead of armholes. This clothing is clearly meant to encourage the wearer's imagination.

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Koshino reminds us once again what it means to be innovative in fashion. It's no wonder that stars as big as Stella McCartney, Moby and David Bowie call her a favourite.

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Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Eloise Peachey |Fashion Week Photographer | @eloisepeachey

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A line of gentlemen in black stand striking against the light wood panelling behind. Looking smooth, suave and sophisticated, there's no mistaking the Velsvoir man.

Inside Mayfair's opulent Westbury Hotel, Velsvoir unveil 'Nightfall,' a collection celebrating the rich decadence and beauty of darkness. In this block colour palette, everything looks sleek, sharp and cohesive.

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From afar these figures cast a mysterious silhouette, one tall shadow of a man. But up close, the eye is drawn to finer details revealing expert craftsmanship and taste.

There is a strong focus on texture. Fabrics are chosen to harmonise against each other yet create a distinct barrier between pieces. This is achieved through the use of matte and silky finishes.

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Knitted polo-necks are worn under tailored blazers in subtle brocade patterns. Slim-fit trousers are styled with dapper monk-strap shoes. However, a contemporary fur lined cape provides a diversion from the traditional gentleman's look.

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For this LFWM season, we are also treated to a first from the brand - their debut into nightwear. A full pin-stripe pyjama suit glimmers under the dim lights. A smart dressing gown is styled as a coat over shirt and trousers. And a luxuriously opulent smoking jacket offers something a little fancier.

'Nightfall' is an overall tempting collection, promising a life of extravagance for the wearer.

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Tegan Rush | Fashion Week Photographer | @tegan.photography

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Walking into a derelict studio at BFC showspace, 180 The Strand, I was instantly confronted with the blank faced models at Tourne de Transmission's LFWM presentation. Stood stock-still against a backdrop of expressionist prints, the scene reminded me more of an art exhibition than a fashion show.

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As I stood there reading the messages and slogans amidst the clothing, I was forced to ponder the concept behind the latest collection, "Nowhere." This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the brand has a penchant for mixing words with visuals to generate a message.

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The figures cut an androgynous silhouette, with loose-fitting garments layered in a relaxed and casual way. Sleeves fell past the wrist, baggy trousers crumpled above the ankle and hems sat asymmetrically in raw-edge finishes.

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There was a hint of punk/rock influence coming through from the red tartan, black boots, buzz cut hair, and predominantly dark colour palette. This was mixed with streetwear to form a subtly different aesthetic from the coming together of two sub-cultures.

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Hoodies, shirts and jumpers were layered under coats and weatherproof jackets. One key piece mimicked the same expressionist brush strokes found in the hanging prints around the room.

Textures were used to create contrasts between pieces. Checks, stripes and weatherproof materials sat against jersey, marled knit and frayed edges.

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Altogether the collection cohesively brought together a mix of influences in art, music and culture. For a brand that's only four years old, Tourne de Transmission are delivering their message, loud and clear.

Words: Sunna Naseer | Fashion Week Press | @sunna_naseer
Images: Amie Charlot | Fashion Week Photographer | @amiecharlot