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LC:M A/W15 // SANKUANZ Presented by GQ China

So British Fashion Council has recently posted the very much anticipated dates and full schedule of London Collections: Men S/S16 (12 – 15 June), at which I fully intend to be present. Of all the plans I have lined up for the next couple of months, I have to say this is probably the one I’m most excited by.


As many of you may remember, I was invited to several shows last season and I have followed up my attendance with a few write-ups in January but to celebrate my upcoming second season at one of the most important events in the menswear calender, I have just one more show review I want to share with you guys… and what better day to do it than #throwbackthursday? So come with me and I’ll show you around the weird and wonderful world of SANKUANZ.

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The majority of you are probably unfamiliar with the name SANKUANZ so here’s a little intro to the brand and the team behind the black eyes and bold colours: SANKUANZ is led by Xiamen-based Chinese designer Zhe Shangguan. Having enjoyed success domestically with his mainline womenswear, Shangguang has teamed up with local young creatives to go global. The project’s vision is centred all on youth – youth of today, youth of different cultures and backgrounds. Continue Reading

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LC:M A/W15 // Todd Lynn

Deep into my first night at London Collections: Men A/W15, I attended Todd Lynn’s show at Victoria House Basement. The show was cued start by a live Punk band, to which the models marched – perfect choice of music, I must add.

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LC:M A/W15 // Private White V.C. “The Last Man Standing”

After previewing and being thoroughly impressed by Cambridge Satchel Company’s A/W15 collection (full post here), my British heritage tour continued as I was off to another presentation by Private White V.C., a very quintessential brand originates from the city where I’m currently based, Manchester.


DSC_0085DSC_0081Quite literally ‘suited and booted’, the models on podiums upon entrance displayed a range of clothing including some classic patterned knitwear, beautiful autumnal chinos and corduroy trousers, seriously sexy footwear and the star of the night… Continue Reading

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LC:M A/W15 // Cambridge Satchel Company Collection Preview

Yesterday, as soon as I dropped my bags off at the hotel in Central London, I dashed out the door and headed straight to Cambridge Satchel Company‘s very snazzy new store in Covent Garden – if you haven’t been there yet, find details here and make sure you pay them a visit.


I was welcomed by the staff with warm friendly greetings and directed upstairs where the PR manager, Harriet gave me a sneak-peek to their A/W15 collection eyed on a May or June release. Continue Reading