London Fashion Week: Menswear
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Ever the nonconformist, this year London Fashion Week’s resilient nature works in its favour. This season, shows are being brought to you online, from a world increasingly so. London Fashion Week has always been inventive, forward-thinking and eccentric – here Liberty guides you through our favourite labels that represent the city that we love.
Sir Paul Smith is the godfather of contemporary British tailoring. A globally-recognised powerhouse for high quality luxury design imbued with a distinctively British DNA, Paul Smith can be relied on season after season for low-trend, high-quality tailoring and separates. Collections draw on the founder’s far-reaching references and idiosyncratic, quintessentially English viewpoint.
King & Tuckfield
With an aesthetic straight from The Talented Mr. Ripley film set, King & Tuckfield's ‘50s cuts and ice-cream colour palettes are of a bygone era of sartorial grace. Named after founder Stacey Wood’s East London ballerina grandmother and Yorkshire tailor father, the label melds these two very British pedigrees. King & Tuckfield heralds thoughtful production and a slow fashion stance - the brand’s hero fabric, Merino wool, is sustainably sourced.
A self-taught tailor, Oliver Spencer founded his eponymous label in London in 2002. Considered versions of pieces most men probably already own, the brand avoids being trend-lead. Consistency and reliability is key - buy a shirt today and you’ll be able to replace it in a decade time. Oliver Spencer is creating a modern kind of tradition, just like the city it calls home.
A collection of modern heirloom jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri's ‘Divine Comedy’, Alighieri was founded by Italian literature scholar, Rosh Mahtani. Seeking solace in Dante’s work, Mahtani created Alighieri in London’s iconic jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden. Crafted sustainably from gold-plated recycled bronze through the process of lost-wax casting, every sculptural piece holds its own romantic, melancholy or mythical story.