While London Fashion Week is primarily dedicated to women's wear, that doesn't mean there aren't small pockets of men's wear around. Some designers such as Paul Costelloe, John Rocha and Burberry show both men's and women's collections together while others have their own separate shows or presentations. The main day for men's wear is next Wednesday - 24th Feb.
Paul Costelloe opened the week with his men's collection inspired by the Old West, presentations from Woolrich Woolen Mills, b Store and Sophie Hulme followed throughout the day.
Top image - Paul Costelloe A/W 2010
Not technically a part of London Fashion Week, they have already shown in Milan, but I'm a massive Woolrich Woolen Mills fan - to learn more and see Spring 2010 - click here
This is Daiki Suzuki's penultimate season, he called it 'Hunting Noir', a dark brooding trip of Americana in a palette of dark blue and black. He stayed away from Woolrich's signature red hunting plaid which is being ripped off everywhere and went blue. He continued with the great wool waistcoats - pictured - I wanted one of these last season but they sold out- He's done corduroy jackets with matching knickerbockers perfect when out hunting a beaver or two to make that winter hat!
b Store also went on a hunting trip this time to Wyndham. b Store's was a little more upmarket, picturing an classic British aristocratic shooting party, but what I like sbout b Store they always keep the themes loose and there is always an element of urban or street about the clothes but with an intelligent twist. b Store are great at pieces, they always do superb cropped tailoring.
Sophie Hulme showed strong pieces with metallic detailing. Complementary coloured metal plates decorated bomber jackets and sheepskin collared jackets gave a luxe feeling of armoured protection.