LC:M General Public Events
No ticket? No problem. As London Collections: Men (LC:M) gears up to kick-off the fashion season this week, major ‘FOMO; is mounting amongst those not holding those much sought-after tickets.
LC:M shows and presentations may only be open to the press, buyers and celebrity guests, but there is no reason why you can’t join in the menswear celebration. From fashion exhibitions to exclusive brand collaborations in some of the capital’s biggest stores, our guide is here to help you avoid the ticket-less blues.
We have rounded up the top five things for the general public to see and do during this season’s LC:M…
1. Dover St Market x MAN
Head down to Dover Street Market and join in with their celebration of the MAN initiative designers. Jewellery designer Alan Crochetti and menswear man of the moment Bobby Abley will be creating an installation open to the public during the four days of LC:M.
Well worth a visit, Alan Crochetti’s installation will be located on the ground floor and designer Booby Abley’s will be situated in the basement. Knowing Crochetti and Abley’s love of the eccentric, you won’t want to miss out.
Friday 9 – Monday 12 January, Dover St Market, 17-18 Dover St, W1S 4LT.
2. Pop Up At No. 9
Situated on Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Number 9 recently opened a temporary menswear store, featuring a range of different brands curated by BBSC’s Daniel Peters.
Far from your typical pop-up shop, Number 9 has teamed up with The Dandy Lab to create a cyber shopping experience. Here you will find innovative and unusual technology such as interactive digital plinths and smart mannequins.
If that wasn’t enough to entice you, brands on offer include Hentsch Man, Cherchbi and Editions Scotland.
Until 13 January, 9 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, WC2.
3. Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die
Make like Tinie Tempah and be inspired by the some of Britain’s best exports – namely Sherlock Holmes and Tweed.
The Museum of London’s latest exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die, showcases iconic pieces from the history of Holmes’ style, as well as giving an insight into the man himself.
The museum has also teamed up with Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons to create a suit in ‘London Tweed’ for LC:M ambassador Tinie Tempah. After Tinie wears his bespoke three-piece to the shows, it will be added to the museum’s fashion and textiles collection.
Until 12 April, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN.
4. Chris Moore: A Retrospective
Explore the fashion photography exhibition at the Duke Street Emporium, near Bond Street. The exhibition, located in the Jigsaw store, showcases some of the most iconic images from fashion photographer Chris Moore, who recently won the British Fashion Council Special Achievement Award.
Images on display include a shot of Karl Lagerfeld’s debut 1983 Chanel collection and Gareth Pugh’s AW06 ‘punk harlequin’. All photographs are available to purchase.
Until 26 January, Jigsaw Emporium, 55 Duke St, W1K 5NR.
5. Selfridges Celebrate Creativity
Visit Selfridges during LC:M to check out the exclusive collaboration between eyewear designer Robert Roope, founder of Black Eyewear and participant in Selfridges’ Bright Old Things, and designer Nicomede Talavera.
Roope has created three unique new styles in celebration of LC:M, which will go on sale in March. The Bright Old Things design platform, which gives 14 creative visionaries the opportunity to design their own window display at Selfridge’s Oxford Street flagship store, will be unveiled on January 8.
Throughout January, Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford St, W1A 1AB.