Men’s Day at London Fashion Week
Dylan Jones, Editor of British GQ and Chair of the Fashion 2012 Menswear committee made a special announcement yesterday at the Somerset House BFC tent. This season will be the last time that the menswear shows in London are confined to a single day at the end of women’s Fashion Week. Come June, the men’s presentations will span an entire 3 days, kicking off the global showing of the men’s collections. Jones was also delighted to announce that Prince Charles will host a royal reception to mark the occasion, and there will be special events and shows held by the likes of Christopher Bailey, Paul Smith, Tom Ford and Aquascutum,
“From June 2012, (appropriately in the Olympic year) BFC Menswear will have its own global showcase with a series of high profile activities and events that will allow us to shout loud and clear about how we lead the world.” Dylan Jones
The speech introduced the Autumn Winter 2012 Oliver Spencer show, inspired by a young Lucian Freud and 1970s art house. Our Head of Buying Stephen Ayres looked on from the front row as Spencer presented impeccably tailored sperates that are sure to become some of next season’s most desirable items. Many items were made in the UK and some in London, with English-made suiting in wool and herringbone blends.