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14 December 2012
What's on at London Collections: Men

What’s on at London Collections: Men

  • 30 ready-to-wear and accessories designers will exhibit their AW13 collections in the Designer Galleries
  • Over 60 menswear designers confirmed to show on the official LC:M show schedule
  • Join the conversation on Twitter #LondonCollections
The British Fashion Council today announces 30 of London’s menswear designers will be exhibiting in the Designer Galleries at London Collections: Men, 7th – 9th January 2013.

The Designer Galleries at the Hospital Club showcase an edited selection of London’s most innovative and diverse menswear brands, encompassing both ready-to-wear and accessories collections. Based over two floors, the showrooms are a key opportunity for press and buyers to meet the designers and make wholesale appointments.

Ready-To-Wear designers will be showing their collections to press and retailers on the ground floor of The Hospital Club. Amongst those exhibiting are menswear duo Baartmans and Siegel, Austrian-born designer Berthold and Felipe Rojas Llanos. Additionally there are six new ready-to-wear designers for AW13, including modern menswear brand The House of Nines, who focus on reconstructed tailoring; colour and cut enthusiast T.Lipop, Garderobe and Alex Mattsson, who presents a collection inspired by 1940’s Americana.

Fashion Forward, sponsored by eBay Fashion and the Mayor of London, winner and British menswear starlet Lou Dalton will exhibit her contemporary menswear label. Lou opens the menswear showcase on 7th January with the first on schedule catwalk show, after which her AW13 collection will feature in the Designer Galleries.  

Eight NEWGEN MEN, sponsored by TOPMAN, recipients have all received support to hold a static exhibition for their collections, which will go on display following their on schedule shows and presentations. Designers Christopher Raeburn, Martine Rose, Matthew Miller, Sibling and newcomers Lee Roach, Shaun Samson and William Richard Green will all be on the ground floor whilst jewellery designer Bunney will show his collection in the accessories Designer Gallery.

An Accessories Collective on the first floor will comprise of bag, jewellery, footwear, tie and cufflink brands, and gives accessories designers the opportunity to curate a unique setting and visual display for their collections. A full spectrum of mens accessories will be available, with millinery from Bernstock Speirs and Noel Stewart; and footwear brands Dr. Martens; Diego Vanassibara and Mr. Hare.

Designers with private showrooms at The Hospital Club include luxury footwear designer Nicholas Kirkwood who will debut his first menswear shoe line. The recently named Accessory Designer of The Year at the British Fashion Awards 2012 will unveil his highly anticipated mens collection in a showroom installation on the first floor and will be available for appointments for the duration of London Collections: Men. Paul Costelloe will also exhibit his menswear line in a private showroom on the second floor.

In addition to the Designer Galleries, The Hospital Club will be home to one of the official BFC show spaces, as well as other onsite facilities including an LC:M cinema where shows will be live streamed; an American Express Onsite Concierge and working lounges for press and buyers. Fudge, the Official Haircare Partner for London Collections: Men will host the ‘Fudge Fix’ salon on the third floor, a dedicated salon space where a team of stylists will be on hand to provide cutting and styling services for guests.

Around London, designers will host private showrooms for press and buyers over the duration of London Collections: Men and beyond. A full list of times, dates and venues for menswear showrooms around town can be found at www.londoncollections.co.uk/men/showrooms

A dedicated events schedule takes places over the three days, running alongside the show schedule. London Collections: Men will launch with an event to celebrate British menswear on Monday 7th January, followed by a reception hosted by Tommy Hilfiger and Esquire. Industry events on the following days include an in-store event by Burberry, an exclusive capsule collections launch by online retailer Mr Porter and event by Ralph Lauren. The three day showcase will close with the GQ Dinner, co-hosted by Dylan Jones Tinie Tempah and Sir Paul Smith and an event hosted by Tom Ford.

For the most up to date listings of events and presentations, visit the online line-up at
www.londoncollections.co.uk/men/line-up

Registration for London Collections: Men is open. To see the confirmed show schedule and register to attend London Collections: Men visit: www.londoncollections.co.uk/men

London Collections: Men will take place 7th – 9th January 2013 at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ. The Designer Galleries will be open from 10am – 7pm daily.

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For press enquiries please contact:

Will Rowley, British Fashion Council, +44 (0)20 7759 1968
will.rowley@britishfashioncouncil.com

For exhibitor enquiries about the Designer Galleries, please contact:
Tessa Creagh-Barry, British Fashion Council, +44 (0)20 7759 1965
Tessa-Creagh-Barry@britishfashioncouncil.com

Image: Designer Galleries at London Collections: Men, June 2012

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