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The curtains have officially closed on London Fashion Week for another 6 months. The models have gone home, the designers are getting to work on their next collection and we're still sifting through all of the amazing images we got from menswear day. Individualism have been hard at work getting together all of the footage they took over the day and condensing it into a very fast paced look into London Fashion Week. Check it out below, and don't forget to pay Individualism a visit...
Afternoon folks! We've just uploaded a selection of images straight from yesterday's catwalk. We've covered MAN, NEWGEN MEN and of course Topman Design - all you have to do is hop over to our official Facebook page and become a fan. From here you can view all of the images and see the reactions to the collections first hand - and give your own thoughts too! Here's a few to wet your appetite...click here for the whole collection!
Check out top fashion bloggers Individualism chatting to Topman Design Director Gordon Richardson. Check back tomorrow from 9am for LIVE coverage of London Fashion Week courtesy of the Topman blog and Individualism!
OK we are OFFICIALLY not able to contain our excitement any more. Not only is it Menswear day coming up this Wednesday at fab London venue Somerset House, but Topman Design will also be showing solo for the first time. So, whilst we polish our camera lenses and get our outfits pressed, we suggest you head over to Topman.com to update your wardrobe with catwalk looks from Topman Design and LENS. Then click here to see how YOU can have a front row seat at Menswear Day - from your computer! Enjoy...
Ahead of London Fashion Week, we thought we'd give you a glimpse behind the scenes - starting with an exclusive interview with none other than Alister Mackie. Alister's fashion credentials are not to be sniffed at. A London College of Fashion graduate; he assisted Katy England at Dazed and Confused and helped to launch top fashion mag 'Another Man'. Working with Topman, Alister is a key ingredient to the creative direction on the Topman Design range. Putting the finishing touches to Topman's first solo outing at London Fashion Week, we managed to grab 5 minutes with the man himself...
Q. Topman Design's decision to pull away from MAN is a brave move. How do you see TMD fairing on it's own stage?
I think the MAN event was a great idea. Giving space to young designers and introducing Topman to a fashion audience. It made for a cool event, which was very successful. I think that MAN as a concept has grown and Topman are ready to show by themselves now that the menswear calendar in London has expanded.
Q. The collection from last season was a very wearable range - something accessible to both the fashion forward and safe players - is this a direction we can see TMD to continue in?
To me a sense of realism is really important at Topman. I like that the clothes are accessible and available to buy which is not always the case at other houses. If you see people in the street looking good in the clothes then the collection is successful.
Q. Staple garment for SS10 and also for AW10?
For SS10, the suits at Topman Design were fantastic, there was a great double breasted jacket. For AW10, it has to be the parka.
Q. We've seen Naval, minimal and all manner of other trends coming through in the past 12 months, all adopted by the high street. What trends do you think we'll see in the next 12 months?
Army, camouflage, long coats, boots.
Q. Are there any up and coming designers exciting you right now? Anyone you could imagine being part of MAN for 2011...?
James Small, Christopher Raeburn
Q. Finally, if you could have a wishlist of 5 people to watch the next Topman Design show, who would you like to see in the front row?
Five stylish men: Nick Knight, Bobby Gillespie, Jim Lambie, Jack White, Paul Simonon.
We've just seen all of the Topman Design and Lens products coming into our warehouse this afternoon, and needless to say we are EXCITED! From the clean lines of Carolyn Massey's latest collection to the sporty feel of Christopher Shannon's debut Lens collection via the wearable yet edgy look of Topman Design. Make sure you're back on Topman.com first thing tomorrow morning - you don't want to miss out on your chance to own some of these fantastic items. Check a few of our highlights below...