You may or may not know that London Fashion week was last week and was a week long event that we had the pleasure of taking in. It is one of the biggest fashion events for the UK fashion industry and features a whole heap of quality deisgners showcasing the new styles and pieces for the up coming seasons:
“The past 25 years has seen London earn its place as one of the four leading fashion capitals alongside New York, Milan and Paris. Known for cutting edge fashion and giving a platform for emerging designers to grow and develop, London Fashion Week continues to showcase exciting talent. 25 years ago ground-breaking designers included Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Betty Jackson; the 90s saw John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan launch their careers; today London Fashion Week showcases iconic designers and brands as well as championing new stars such as Giles, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab and Louise Goldin.”
Unfortunately the menswear collections are only shown over one day – but we are going to have all the images for you this week, as well as news and trends which we think will make a massive appearance (especially in the UK) this year. First up we have some of the catwalk pictures for Tim Soar!
Tim Soar set up POST Design in the 1980s with graphics superstar Neville Brody, working on projects in major museums in the UK and mainland Europe. After years moonlighting as a dj, Tim set up global music consultancy Music Concrete, working with hotel and fashion brands like Ian Schrager Hotels, Adidas, Fendi and many others. In 2006, he launched menswear label SOAR to great acclaim. Matthew Murphy of B-Store bought key pieces of this collection and of subsequent collections. Liberty also bought the next Rockabilly inspired collection. Top international stylist, Jodie Barnes, came onboard in 2007 bringing an added focus to the label.
“For a year or two I had felt an increasingly strong urge to move into fashion design. I felt that I had something to say about modern menswear and that it was time to move on from the flippant to something more serious. I was tired of seeing gimmicky menswear that was badly made and did not fit correctly. I set out to produce clothes that are a synthesis of minimalism and the avant guarde made to the highest possible standards.”