London Collections Men June 2016: Facts and figures
This season London Collections Men (10th - 13th June 2016) continues to showcase the very best creative and design talent from around the world through a packed schedule of shows, presentations, installations, dinners and parties.
The men’s clothing market grew by 4.1% in 2015 to reach £14.1billion (up from £13.5billion in 2014). This is compared to 3.7% growth in womenswear – menswear now accounts for 25% of the total clothing market (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
Menswear is predicted to grow by 22.5% between 2015 and 2020 to reach £17.3billion (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
59% of men have purchased clothes online in the last 12 months (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016) This season there will be 32 catwalk shows, 25 presentations, 55 designers in the Designer Showrooms, 5 digital presentations and 21 brands hosting events.
180 Strand is the sole hub for activity during LCM June 2016. The venue will house the main BFC Catwalk Show Space on the ground floor for the second season and the BFC Presentation Space and Designer Showrooms on the first floor.
Global brand MCM (who have collaborated with Christopher Raeburn), Japanese designer Maison Mihara Yasuhiro, Korean designer Song Zio and XIMONLEE presented by GQ China all join the schedule for the first time, reinforcing London’s position as the global home of menswear.
After four years (since the very first LCM) Aitor Throup returns to the LCM schedule.
The show schedule features shows and presentations by internationally acclaimed brands including Belstaff, Coach and Topman Design. Luxury tailoring will be represented by Hardy Amies, Richard James and Thom Sweeney. Jermyn Street, St James’s will host a public facing open air catwalk featuring over 30 St James’s based brands.
Brands including Blood Brother, BOY by Boy London, Burberry, dunhill, Edward Crutchley, Jaeger, Hunstman, Lou Dalton, Neil Barrett, Pretty Green and Tommy Hilfiger will host events and digital presentations. Other event highlights include the One for the Boys Charity Ball and Samuel L. Jackson & Dylan Jones’ Celebrity Karaoke evening.
The BFC’s NEWGEN MEN initiative sponsored by Topman will see London’s brightest emerging design talents showcase their latest collections. Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English Man and Wales Bonner join the existing recipients Alex Mullins, Bobby Abley, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Liam Hodges and PIETER.
The best of British creativity can be seen at Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen, Christopher Kane, Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, J.W.Anderson, KTZ, Lou Dalton, Matthew Miller, Nasir Mazhar and Sibling.
New additions in the Designer Showrooms include INSTRMNT, Leathersmith of London, LU+MEI, Orange Culture, Sørensen and Taylor Morris.
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