The men’s shows kicked off with a frenzy of footwear to dissect. Here, FN ranks the hot hits from London Fashion Week.
Best musical act: At Burberry Prorsum, rising talent Clare Maguire opened the show with “Cosmic Dancer” and closed it with the classic song “House of the Rising Sun.”
The music Most likely to succeed: The Agi & Sam show was entirely styled in white Adidas Stan Smiths, proving that the white low-top court trend is here to stay.
Most ready for a bowl-off: SP selection was tasteful — much like the show’s toned-down laceups in black and brown leathers.
Most interesting venue: Manolo Blahnik presented his first-ever full men’s show at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the former home of the neoclassical architect. ”It’s one of my favorite buildings in London,” Blahnik said.
Most suitable for the polar vortex: Moschino’s furry boots with leather straps proved to be the warmest option for any winter storm. Models strutted through a fake forest set while artificial snow fell from above.
Most likely to succeed: The Agi & Sam show was entirely styled in white Adidas Stan Smiths, proving that the white low-top court trend is here to stay.
Most ready for a bowl-off: Topman Design provided a chic alternative to regular bowling shoes, adding side-stripe and zigzag details to the much-feared shoe.
David Gandy returns: The supermodel made headlines when he announced his acquisition of London-based footwear brand David Preston, which debuted a soft launch during Fashion Week. The line focuses on a mostly classic offering, especially Chelsea boots.
John Lobb’s renewal: The brand presented its first collection under the new artistic direction of Paula Gerbase. The result? A youthful vibe for the brand, including low-top sneakers and luxe suede chukkas.
Louboutin’s collaboration: The renowned designer worked with London- based designer Todd Lynn for his fall ’15 presentation. “When I think about the world and what’s going on in society right now, there’s this need to feel safe,” said Lynn in a release. “You can see that in the straps [on the shoes].”