What SHOWstudio Are Looking Forward To: London Menswear A/W 20

by SHOWstudio on 3 January 2020

New year, new decade, new season collections - make way for menswear A/W 20. Here the SHOWstudio team give their insider perspectives on what they’re excited about during this round of shows.

New year, new decade, new season collections - make way for menswear A/W 20. Here the SHOWstudio team give their insider perspectives on what they’re excited about during this round of shows.

Hetty Mahlich, editorial assistant

‘I’ll be ready and waiting to click on to the Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY show. It’s always such a wonderful mish-mash of historical and contemporary reference points, together with the drunk tailoring and Jeffrey’s scribbled drawings. Lucy Bridge’s make-up is always AH-MAZING, and there's also a lovely sense of the human touch in the styling which makes it even more theatrical and exciting. The past couple of collections have felt slightly more commercial, so I’m intrigued to see where Jeffrey goes this season.’

Bella Gladman, editorial associate

‘For me, it's Robyn Lynch’s first standalone presentation on Saturday 4th January. Last season she showed with the support of Fashion East but this time she’s going solo. The young Irish designer has a great way with mixing fabrics, having collaged techy materials with cable knits and jersey the season prior - it’ll be great to what she presents for Autumn/Winter. In this multifaceted moment, she’s the designer we deserve.’

Christina Kapourtzoudi, editorial intern
‘I am looking forward to seeing Xander Zhou’s collection on Sunday 5th January. I would love to see the way he is going to express his Asian roots, especially after his S/S 16 collection –a mix & match of colour and tradition. His creations balance between masculinity and femininity, they seem to be specific in terms of shape and structure but they also have a sense of futuristic rebellion –which I love!’

Sophie Walsh, editorial intern

'Well I’ll be disappointed if the Martine Rose show lacks mullets, let’s put it that way. With her last collection casting a wry nod towards 1980s British subculture, I’m holding out for another rummage in the cultural archives. I’m thinking flammable shellsuits, I’m thinking Deirdre Barlow specs. Given the recent *ahem* political climate in Britain, Rose also isn’t averse to a little poke at Parliament – see ironic slogan tee-shirts circa S/S 20. In the same vein, I have my fingers crossed for a little Bo-Jo related quip. With last season’s catwalk held atop an East London office block, perhaps this year it might be down a polling station?'

Georgina Evans, fashion editor

'It has to be Nicholas Daley! His S/S 20 collection had even the most stiff-upper-lip journalists shimmying to an explosive live performance by jazz band Sons of Kemet, with models and band all in Daley's tactile, textural garb. Daley's parents — one Scottish, the other Jamaican - ran a reggae club in the late 80s and that energy and authenticism permeate all that Daley does. With his first on-schedule catwalk taking place at the concert hall EartH in Stoke Newington, I'm jazzed - pun intended - to find out what he has in store.'

Clodie Worboys, design intern

‘This season I’m looking forward to the reveal of Bethany Williams A/W 20. I admire her wonderful combination of energetic prints over a backbone of sustainability each season, and I've loved watching her flourish as an emerging London designer. It’ll be great to hear what our panellists think of her new collection too - writer Jamie Windust will be chairing our discussion on Sunday 5th January at 11:00AM GMT.’

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Live Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Bethany Williams A/W 20

05 January 2020
Jamie Windust is joined by Helen Kirkum, Jane Williams, Matthew Needham and Peju Obasa to discuss the Bethany Williams A/W 20 show.