THE AW15 SCHEDULE
London Collections: Men boasts returning global brands Alexander McQueen, Burburry Prorsum, Margaret Howell, Moschino, Paul Smith, Tom Ford and TOPMAN.
- New additions to the London Collections: Men schedule this season include Alex Mattsson, Aquascutum Men's, Barbour, Coach, Kilgour, MR PORTER presents Kingsman, Nigel Cabourn, Private White V.C., Several, Soulland, Todd Lynn and Universal Works.
- Returning to the schedule after a break are Belstaff, CP Company, Manolo Blahnik, Savile Row, St James’s & Woolmark and Thomas Pink.
- Presenting as catwalk shows for the first time are Dunhill, Hardy Amies, Maharishi and Pringle of Scotland.
- The inaugural winner of the BFC / GQ Designer Menswear Fund sponsored by Vertu, Christopher Shannon, will show his AW15 collection at 6pm on Friday 9th January.
- NEWGEN MEN sponsored by TOPMAN for AW15 includes Agi & Sam, Alex Mullins, Astrid Andersen, CMMN SWDN, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Kit Neale, Lee Roach, Nasir Mazhar and Vidur. A NEWGEN MEN pop-up showroom will take place at Victoria House each day as a dedicated opportunity for the designers to host press and sales appointments.
- MAN, the joint initiative between TOPMAN and Fashion East returns to the catwalk on Friday 9th January at the TOPMAN Show Space at the Old Sorting Office. Liam Hodges and Nicomede Talavera return for the second season and are joined by newcomer Rory Parnell-Mooney.
- Fashion East will host the Californian-born British-trained menswear designer Shaun Samson’s catwalk show and also through its installations will showcase five of the most exciting up-and-coming menswear talents: Alan Crocetti, Edward Crutchley, Graces Wales Bonner, Marques’ Almeida and Roxanne Farahmand.
- Highlights on the events schedule include the Superdry Presentation; International Woolmark Prize Menswear Final; Fortnum & Mason and Jermyn St, St James’s Cocktail Party; the Hackett London Dinner & Presentation; Selfridges, Nick Wooster & Tommy Ton Private Dinner; Men’s Health x Christopher Raeburn Party; Esquire & Jimmy Choo party; Tommy Hilfiger & Jonathan Newhouse Dinner; BFC Fashion Film Screening in association with River Island & GQ Style and the GQ London Collections: Men dinner
UK MENSWEAR AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY
- The UK menswear market grew by 18% between 2008 and 2013 to reach £12.9 billion in 2013 (Mintel, 2014)
- Sales have grown almost 5% (4.8%) in the last year as clothing retailers have increasingly turned their attention to menswear (Mintel, 2014
- Mintel forecasts that the men’s fashion market will grow by 27% between 2013 and 2018 to reach £16.4 billion (Mintel, 2014)
- There has been a significant increase in the proportion of men shopping for fashion online in the last year, jumping 13 percentage points to 65% of men in 2013 (Mintel, 2014)
- Since 2013 sales of online fashion in the UK have increased by an impressive 14.5% to reach £10.7 billion in 2014 (Mintel, 2014)
- Today as many as seven in ten (70%) internet users in the UK buy clothing and footwear online, making clothing and footwear the most purchased item online (Mintel, 2014)
- Online sales in the UK account for approximately 17% of total spending on clothing and footwear, up from 13% in 2011 (Mintel, 2014)
- The forecast for the British market remains strong with sale expected to reach £19 billion by 2019 (Mintel, 2014)
- Tablets are becoming increasingly popular both for browsing and buying with 20% of online shoppers in the UK purchasing clothing via a tablet in the last 12 months (Mintel, 2014)
- The direct value of the UK fashion industry to the UK economy is £26 billion; up from £21 billion in 2009. Showing an increase of 22% in nominal terms (Oxford Economics 2014).
- Fashion’s wider contribution to the economy in influencing spending in other industries is estimated to stand at £46 billion. (Oxford Economics 2014)
- The UK fashion industry is estimated to support 797,000 jobs (Oxford Economics 2014).The sector also provides opportunities to minority groups to a greater extent than most other creative industries. (source: BFC Value of Fashion Report 2010)
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN IN NUMBERS
- 6,100 bottles of Warsteiner lager are consumed at London: Collections Men
- 5,000 bottles of Fiji water will quench thirsts at London Collections: Men
- At London Collections: Men AW15 there will be 5,000 Lavazza coffee cups designed by Christopher Raeburn
- 2,500 bags of Propercorn will be eaten at London Collections: Men
- 1,200 GQ magazines are read on-site each season at London Collections: Men
- 400 seats in the Victoria House Show Space at London Collections: Men
- Over 200 appointments in the pop-up Fudge Fix salon and 100 new hairstyles created each season
- 70 designers exhibited in the Designer Showrooms
- Each London Collections: Men 66kg of Lavazza coffee beans are ground and served
- 55 Penhaligon’s candles are burnt at London Collections: Men
- 37 presentations on the official London Collections: Men schedule
- 35 London Collections: Men employees to wear limited edition Swatch watches on-site at London Collections: Men
- 32 catwalk shows on the official London Collections: Men schedule
- International press and buyers from 28 countries have confirmed attendance at London Collections: Men in January 2015
- There are with 30 model stations in the backstage areas of Victoria House Show Space at London Collections: Men
- 27 Mercedes Benz vehicles will transport VIP attendees to shows, presentations and events during London Collections: Men
- There are 14 security guards stationed at Victoria House Show Space over each of the four days of Londn Collections: Men
- 10 litres of Fudge Paintbox in Hot Chilli, Pretty Flamingo and Blue Velvet will be used backstage
- Superdry’s salon presentation includes a 9 metre long high res LED screen using 50,000 pixels, 500 logs, 60 lightbulbs and 1 moose head
- 3 official venues will be used for London Collections: Men: The Hospital Club, The Old Sorting Office, and Victoria House, WC2
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