The menswear industry has never been stronger, and with projections for 2016 forecasting that sales from men's fashion will overtake those of women's, the nation has never been hungrier for bigger and better menswear collections.
London Collections: Men has established itself as a staple of the menswear calendar and it's easy to understand why. London sets the agenda with its rich heritage and groundswell of creativity and talent.
We're fast-forwarding to the trends set to be BIG in Autumn/Winter 2015 with the help of a host of leading cutting-edge menswear designers, who have been showcasing their collections at London Collections: Men over the weekend.
It wouldn't be LC:M Autumn/Winter without herringbone suits, tartan trousers, and faux fur featuring in a large proportion of the presentations – after all, the British Isles is a harsh climate in the colder seasons so garments must work hard to face the elements and keep us warm. This season, in addition to the quintessentially British cuts and fabrics, the functional aspect of designs actually surpassed the mandatory faux fur and Aran knits. This season, performance wear shone through once again, bridging the gap between the functional, the technical and the sartorially pleasing.
Performance fabrics were prominent through a number of collections; each tweaked and twisted in their own way to create slick, innovative looks a man could as easily wear to a social gathering as he could on his way to the gym.