It’s great to know that men’s fashion is getting prominence around the world. Just this past Thursday, on 14 June 2012, HRH The Prince of Wales officially launched the inaugural London Collections: Men at St James’s Palace. He was introduced to London’s menswear designers and championed British craft, skills, textiles and his Campaign for Wool in his speech.
The inaugural London Collections: Men runs 15th-17th June, kick starting the international menswear calendar with the best of London’s menswear designers showing their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. London Collections: Men is a development of the Men’s day at London Fashion Week which has grown in stature and content despite sitting outside of the traditional menswear calendar. This new showcase emphasizes both the creative and commercial importance of Britain’s brands and emerging talent as well as the rich cultural landscape that contributes to the inspiration and success of this sector.
Events throughout the course of the three days include over 50 shows, designer installations, a party held by Mr Porter, Esquire and Jimmy Choo, a dinner hosted by Tom Ford, an event by Alfred Dunhill and a Burberry event hosted by Christopher Bailey. The showcase will close with a GQ London Collections: Men Dinner co-hosted by Dylan Jones, Harold Tillman CBE and Italo Zucchelli.
Look out for more posts on highlights from the shows. Meanwhile here are some photos of the who’s who who attended the launched event on Thursday.