Full of next season's trends, the world's most stylish men and lots (and lots) of parties, London Collections: Men is, quite simply, the most important event in the menswear calendar. Topman is heavily involved. We support the MAN initiative to champion emerging talent and we show our Topman Design collection twice yearly, which we'll be streaming live on Topman.com at 12.30pm on Friday 9th Jan. We also go there to have a good time, so whether you're a first-timer or a veteran, check out our guide to everything you need to know about LC:M.
Dolce & who? Yeah, whatever, there’s a new design duo in town. Topman’s favourite print aficionados are back for another season.
Traditionally at LC:M there have been more beards than actual people. How’s that even possible? Beats us.
Get your ankles out for the lads! This season we’re predicting a rise in cropped trousers. Might be a bit chilly to go sockless though...
Get familiar with fashion slang. FROW = front row. You totes feels my flow bae? Keep your eyes peeled on the day for Topman’s favourite and most stylish radio host, Nick Grimshaw.
Smoothies, lattes, prosecco, cocktails. At LC:M meals are often taken in liquid form to save time (and to avoid tomato sauce all over your cream blazer).
Topman is taking over the Old Crown Pub again next to the showspace, where we’ll be getting the big named designers to create their own burgers which you’ll be able to order over the weekend. Pulled pork with oozing cheese, anyone?
The Hospital Club near Covent Garden is the official LC:M base where all the bloggers will be blogging, the tweeters tweeting…you get the drift.
We’ll be posting from behind the scenes of the Topman Design show as well as from our favourite catwalks and parties. So get following!
Garcon Jon is one of London’s finest photographers, capturing natural and unique street style over the city (and world, for that matter). He’ll be knocking around LC:M, so dress your best.
With a constant onslaught of show invites, press releases and business cards, you need to carry your LC:M swag in style. This is where the event's bag of choice - the man clutch - comes into its own.
No one does knitwear qutie like James Long. He’s taken the jumper and made it so cool you’d think your grandpa never wore them.
Kit Neale isn’t one for being shy with his pieces. Past collections have been bright, bold and randomly brilliant, like his recent collaboration with Mi-Pac, finding inspiration in rats and roundabouts. We can’t wait to see what this season holds.
The Topman sponsored Newgen show showcases the finest in up-and-coming British talent. This year’s designers include Astrid Andersen, Lee Roach and lots more.
This is where our show will be presented, located on New Oxford Street in Central London. It’s also next to a fine traditional pub. What are the chances of that, eh?!
Don’t arrive at a show on fixie bike, you’ll have rotten fruit thrown at you. Turn up in style with official LC:M sponsors Mercedes.
We’ve had rain fall from the roof on our models, Oliver Spencer has had samba dancers. What will this season bring to the runways?
Once the day is done, it’s time to drink whatever’s free and eat small food before stumbling home on the night bus.The Esquire party is always a highlight, so we’ll be getting suited and booted for their event at Mark’s Club in association with Jimmy Choo.
Make sure to get to shows on time to avoid queuing. It may be fashionable to be late, but it ain’t fashionable to be waiting outside in tears because you didn’t get to see our show.
The name of our unique label that shows and opens the weekend at London Collections: Men, the first highstreet brand to do so. Just saying…
It’s London. It’s January. It’s going to rain. You’re going to want to protect your suit from the downpour, so invest in an umbrella.
It isn’t just about the shows, some people just turn up to look good and watch those that look good. From three piece suits to neon playsuits, London’s weird and wonderful showcase the next big trends and classic style.
From onesies to futuristic tunics to sunglasses bigger than actual faces, LC:M brings out the most outragous styles. And we love it.
No, that’s not a spelling error, it’s video blogging, and it’s an innovative and interactive way to cover LC:M. Check out Youtube star and dapper lad Jim Chapman, who’ll be sitting FROW (you should know what that means now) on the big day.
It’s not all about the boys, oh no no no. LCM sees some of London’s finest girls out in force, such as Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn and more.
Can't make it on the big day? Don't fret, we'll be uploading the video of our show onto our Youtube channel, Topman TV, straight after the event!
When you finally pass out at 4am, you gotta stay somewhere fancy, right? Spot fashion icons in London’s luxury hotels. We suggest the Chiltern Firehouse, where they do cracking French toast and bacon.
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