At the end of December we did a post on some quirky designers that caught our eye and will be appearing at London Collections: Men this month. This time around we wanted to share a few designers that we like the looks of and would actually wear. From casual every day looks, to a more formal suited and booted style, here is our selection…
Designers Sam and Shaka founded ACF and wanted to create a brand which allowed opportunity for collaborations with creatives in their industry while still providing tailored clothing: a modern, wearable, clean, sharp, creative and travel-friendly menswear line of clothing.
The duo have collaborated with high profile European brands such as PONY and have worked on a styling collaboration with fashion lover Kanye West. This type of work is exactly why we’ve put them on our watch list – will Kanye’s Yeezy collection be Avec Ces Frères muse for their London Collections: Men show?
Casely-Hayford are a London born and based father and son design duo who began their brand back in 2009. Their mission was to introduce London’s style to an international audience. Known for their signature style of relaxed masculine designs, their collections are known to combine sportswear with sharp tailoring and street culture.
In recent years, their mission to reach an international audience, has become a reality and their clothes have been worn by Drake, Steven Spielberg, Robert Downey Junior and Michael Fassbender.
They’ve gained mass recognition and have been featured in: The New York Times, Financial Times, i-D magazine and Dazed & Confused.
Their first ever catwalk show took place January 2014 and we cannot wait to see what the boys have for us this time around.
LABRUM is a modern brand who create menswear and accessories, and the name of the brand originates from the Latin word for having an edge.
Founder, Foday Dumbuya, set up the brand back in 2014, where he initially began his vision by working from his living room, making “practical, honest clothing based on simplicity, fit and great design”.
Dumbuya was an ambitious young designer, brought up in a working class family who loved to dress well. His inspiration came from growing up in Cyprus and London, as well as influences from his African parents.
From his Muslim upbringing, to working for DKNY and Nike, Dumbuya has built a brand which captures his journey as a designer to his current stage in life. There’s no doubt we’re eagerly anticipating what minimalist, wearable looks Labrum will be showcasing in January.