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LC:M incoming: exploring inspiration with Baartmans and Siegel

Posted on 3rd January, by Colin Chapman in Designer profiles, menswear. 1 Comment

Next up in my previews with London designers presenting next week is Baartmans and Siegel. Amber and Wouter kindly took some time out from polishing what is always one of the capital’s most desirable collections to speak to me about their inspiration and some of the unique flavours we can expect this season.

SL: What was your inspiration for Baartmans and Siegel AW14?

B&S: This season we are looking at the feeling of “stealth” and its masculine-evoking energy. Ice, bleak climates and layered silhouettes.The blurred dark depths of internal male emotion – all those blurred shadows and dark patches of your mind that generate the urge for tactile, insular comfor. A man seeking out sensory nourishment.

Wishing to continue our exploration and signature homage to the broad spectrum of navy and inky tones that belong to menswear, we have included many of … Read More »


LC:M incoming: exploring inspiration with Lou Dalton

Posted on 3rd January, by Colin Chapman in Designer profiles, menswear. No Comments

London Collections: Men is back on Monday, making a rudely early start to the fashion year. Which means that while most of the the nation was sleeping off a holiday hangover, designers have been back at work for some time already, perfecting their menswear collections with barely a Chocolate Orange to compensate their pain.

Taking time out from their final preparations, the creators of some of London’s most coveted menswear gave me insights into what we might see next week. First up is Sharpened Lead staple, Lou Dalton.

SL: What was your inspiration for Lou Dalton AW14?

LD:A raw young farm hand, innocent and bleak, working the land.

SL: Describe the vibe of the collection in five choice words. … Read More »

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