London Fashion Week Men's June 2019 is a City-Wide Celebration of Creative Diversity

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The 14th edition of London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) runs from Saturday 8th June – Monday 10th June. It is a celebration of the creativity and diversity that has made London an international hub for menswear. The home of LFWM returns to the Truman Brewery and features the official BFC Show Space, a curated showroom of menswear brands and experiences, the NEWGEN Pop-Up Showroom and the DiscoveryLAB, a creative space hosting a unique mix of catwalk shows, presentations, experiential thinking and events which will shine a light on the depth and breadth of our creative industry.

There are many ways the consumer can be a part of this cultural celebration of London, with all the below activities and events open to the public.

 

An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik

10th June – 1st September 2019

The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

The Wallace Collection and Manolo Blahnik will present An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection. The exhibition features a personally selected edit of shoe designs from Blahnik’s private archives set amongst the masterpieces of the Wallace Collection. This exciting venture juxtaposes an icon from the world of contemporary fashion with Wallace’s outstanding collection that has been an inspiration to artists since it opened to the public in 1900. A rare opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the exceptional quality of the Wallace Collection’s own art works. Find out more here.

 

Big Screen at Spitalfields Market

7th June – 7th July 2019

Bishops Square, Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AD

The big screen returns to Bishops Square this summer, screening the Women’s Football World Cup. Find out more here.


City Poems and City Music 

11th April – 16th June 2019

77 - 82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, White Chapel Gallery, Gallery 2, London E1 7QX 

Poets, artists and musicians respond to the experience of city life in this series of live events and exhibition. A live programme presents contemporary work on the theme of the city with performances from musician Thurston Moore (b. 1958, USA), poet CAConrad (b. 1966, USA) and British punk trio Big Joanie. Find out more here.


Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams 

2nd February – 14th July 2019

Victoria and Albert Museum, Sainsbury’s Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Spanning from 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain. Find out more here.


Colourstream by Dan Pearson

19th April – 30th June 2019

Coal Drops Yard, Yard Level, King Cross, London N1C 4DQ


Colourstream by renowned landscape architect Dan Pearson brings an invigorating splash of colour to Coal Drops Yard. Phase one of this horticultural installation consists of trails of bright geraniums being used to guide visitors towards Coal Drops Yard from Granary Square, creating a vibrant path to the heart of this new space. In addition. ‘The Floral Orchestra’ will be in bloom every spring Saturday afternoon, from Easter to the Summer Solstice. Orchestral arrangements by Xavior. Colourstream is free and open to all. Find out more here.

 

Cross The Tracks

9th June 2019

Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, London SE24 9BJ

Cross The Tracks is a new festival promises to be a funk and soul feast for Brixton and beyond. Chaka Khan, Masego, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Jordan Rakei and The Comet Is Coming lead the funky charge while 40 street food traders will slay appetites in all directions, get tickets here.


Dorothea Tanning Exhibition

27th February – 9th June 2019

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

The first major exhibition of American artist Dorothea Tanning in 25 years at Tate Modern. Works spanning Tanning’s prolific career, from her 1930s Surrealist paintings to her final collection of poetry (published when she was one hundred years old), are displayed together in the UK for the first time since her death. Tickets priced from £10-£13, find out more here.
 

Edvard Munch: Love and Angst review

11th April – 21st July 2019

British Museum, Bloomsbury, 44 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Loneliness, anxiety, jealousy, fear and torment: Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) probably wasn’t much fun at parties, but he sure had a knack for art. This exhibition doesn’t make for easy viewing: it’s heavy, dour stuff that’ll hang over you like a dark cloud. Don’t come expecting a massive in-depth show of his iconic paintings – this is all about his prints. Munch worked extensively with woodcuts, lithographs and etchings, and the results are often lovely. Get tickets here.

There will be three three workshops hosted 

 

EJDER OPEN STUDIO Pop-Up at LFWM

8th – 9th June 2019

Unit 4, Dray Walk, Spitalfields, London E1 6NJ

To celebrate LFWM, EJDER’s OPEN STUDIO provides a physical platform for those from within and around EJDER’s widespread community. OPEN STUDIO aims to create opportunity for young creatives who might not have the chance to have a physical space or platform. It focuses on creating an immersive experience, for both creative and audience, with peer education and community at its core.

There will be three sessions open to the public on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of June to drop into.


JEHU-CAL @ OPEN STUDIO


8th – 9th June 2019

JEHU-CAL will be showcasing their two most recent projects along with creating a completely sustainable installation providing information about sustainability within the fashion industry.

To engage with their audience, JEHU-CAL are giving people the opportunity to come and interact with their project through, styling and modelling their next look book liv using the public as models and also inviting the public to design a garment for the brand. The competition will last across the whole weekend with winner selected and given the opportunity to collaborate with the brand to develop their concept into reality.


JAFFA SABA @ OPEN STUDIO

8th – 9th June 2019

Independent creative, Jaffa Saba will be selling JAFFA SABA x OPEN STUDIO hoodies along with pieces from his archive customised collection. 

To engage with his audience, Jaffa will invite customers to dip objects in liquid rubber to be hung on a drying rack. Alongside this, he will be creating an art installation of the items drip drying.


META WORKSWORLDWIDE @ OPEN STUDIO

8th – 9th June 2019

London-based jeweller and grills brand will be taking moulds of customers and be displaying some of their jewellery product.

To engage with their audience, METALWORKS will be giving live demonstrations on the process of producing grills as well as wax carving and allowing the public to customise their own dog tags. 

In addition, EJDER will also present its up and coming collection with a adapted version of our installation which will be presented inside of Fashion Week, giving the public the chance to see and experience. 

EJDER will also curate a small retail experience by selecting a hand full of brands that are exclusive to EJDER in the UK as well as releasing some exclusive merchandise. 


Far Side of the Moon by Victor Wong x A.I. Gemini 

16th April – 14th June 2019

3812 London Gallery, 21 Ryder St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PX

Innovative artist and inventor, Victor Wong, is leading the collaboration between artificial intelligence and ink art. Wong is the creator of A.I. Gemini, the world’s first robotic ink artist programmed with artificial intelligence to paint unique Chinese landscapes. Gemini is coded to plot 3D virtual terrain. Gemini’s arm dips its brush into ink and water, sweeping across fresh Xuan paper with calculated choreography to reproduce this terrain with lines and shading. Each resulting work is unique. Find out more here.


Field Day

7th June – 8th June 2019

Meridian Water, Upper Edmonton, Argon Road, London N18 3BW

Over the last decade Field Day has slowly become one of London’s very best music festivals, with a consistently excellent booking policy covering the world’s finest alternative acts. This year marks another big change for the event; after last year’s move from east London’s Victoria Park to Brixton’s Brockwell Park, it's relocating again – this time to four huge warehouses in Enfield. The line-up is typically on-point, though, with Skepta and Jorja Smith headlining a bill that also includes Diplo, Earl Sweatshirt and Pusha T. Get tickets here.


Frank Bowling

31st May – 28th August 2019

Tate Britain, Westminster, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

Bowling gets a much-deserved major exhibition at Tate Britain. The artist's long-running career has seen him develop a unique style fusing abstraction with elements of figurative art. Londoners are in for a treat with this show which includes the artist's stunning 'map paintings' and his 'poured paintings' (created by literally pouring paint down a canvas). Get tickets here.


Hampton Court Palace Festival

7th June – 21st June 2019

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU, United Kingdom

Set around a stately home, this is a proper posh series of outdoor gigs – VIP tickets include a three-course dinner and champagne reception within the State Apartments with proper banked seating for the audience. 2019’s edition will feature shows from Kylie Minogue, Tears for Fears, Busted, Chic and The Jacksons. Find out more here.


Jake Wood – Evans: Legacy & Disorder

23rd May – 15th June 2019

Unit London, 3 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HD

Jake Wood-Evans’ highly anticipated 2019 solo exhibition, Legacy & Disorder, at Unit London will feature a large new body of work centred around the artist’s fascination with the passage and experience of time and space. Wood-Evans’ atmospheric oil paintings will focus on the creation of a transient environment, one which is simultaneously enveloping and imploding, inhabited by corporeal and fragmented historical figures. Find out more on here.

  

Jimmy Choo / Ashley Williams Capsule Collection

From June 2019 – December 2019

27 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 2RH

Jimmy Choo has collaborated with London designer Ashley Williams creating shoes and bags as part of the Autumn Winter Ready to Wear collection. Comprising new footwear silhouettes and a handbag, the collection crosses boundaries between aesthetics and outlooks, united by a love of the intrinsically, unmistakably feminine. The collection is available both online here and at the New Bond Street store.


Junction 2

7th – 8th June 2019

Boston Manor Park, Brentford, TW8 9JX

The award-winning dance music festival returns to Boston Manor Park this summer, this time offering two consecutive days of music across five stages. Bicep, Daniel Avery, Objekt, Loco Dice and Maceo Plex all feature on the eclectic line-up – tickets available here.


Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life In Drawing

24th May – 13th October 2019

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA

Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the exhibition brings together more than 200 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection, forming the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years. Drawing served as Leonardo's laboratory, allowing him to work out his ideas on paper and search for the universal laws that he believed underpinned all of creation. The drawings by Leonardo in the Royal Collection have been together as a group since the artist's death in 1519. Acquired during the reign of Charles II, they provide an unparalleled insight into the workings of Leonardo's mind and reflect the full range of his interests, including painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany -  get tickets here.


Mary Quant

6th April 2019 – 16th February 2020

Victoria and Albert Museum, Sainsbury’s Gallery, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive. Find out more here.


Michael Rakowitz

3rd June – 25th August 2019

77 - 82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, White Chapel Gallery, Galleries 1,8 & 9, London E1 7QX 

Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz’s (b. 1973, USA) first major European survey presents a sequence of installations drawing on architecture, cultural artefacts and cuisine to tell stories of social ritual, conflict and loss. It encompasses work considering the citizen visionaries of post Soviet Hungary, Middle Eastern Beatles fans and the stone carvers of Afghanistan, with Rakowitz’s casts of players and objects revealing the legacy of colonisation, modernism and globalism. Find out more here.


Mighty Hoopla Festival

8th June 2019

Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, London SE24 9BJ

Mighty Hoopla an LGBT-friendly embrace of alternative club culture and general poptimism. All Saints, Bananarama, Liberty X, Samantha Mumba, Jamelia, Tove Lo are among this year’s festival performers, while Sink the Pink, Guilty Pleasures, Massaoke and The Cocoa Butter Club bring the party vibes. Find out more here.


My Balls Have Soul 

3rd April – 1st July 2019

The Immersive Room, Browns East, 21 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E2 7EY

Kitchen & Soul, is here to serve some good mood food which promotes positivity and mental well-being, balancing body and mind. Introducing SoulBall An Ayurveda-inspired energy snack packed with fibre, healing mineral properties and nutritional spices. (And they’re vegan, gluten-free, diary-free and refined sugar-free!) Find out more here.


Natalia Goncharova

6th June – 8th September 2019

Tate Modern, South Bank, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

In her lifetime, Russian artist Natalia Goncharova helped found Avant garde modern art movements, worked with Sergei Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes, designed dresses, created theatre set designs and much, much more. This exhibition at Tate Modern is overdue and should help to resurrect her reputation as a major artist. Get tickets here.


Pat McGrath Labs – Beauty Experiences

Bookings available from 1st April 2019

Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB

Indulge like an icon with exclusive beauty services inspired by the opulent obsessions, iconic inspirations and alluring addictions that have fuelled Pat McGrath’s unrivalled three-decade reign as The Queen of Beauty for runway, red carpet and editorial. Experimenting with looks ranging from McGrath’s iconic Smoke & Mirrors Eye to the myriad couture colour variations of the Runway Power Pout, book your backstage experience at The Mothership at Selfridges London here.


Phyllida Barlow: Cul-de-Sac review

23rd February – 23rd June 2019

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J 0BD 

Phyllida Barlow is a British sculptor, well-known for using materials such as plaster, cardboard and cement, which turn the conventions of traditional sculpture on its head. Her best-known works include the Tate Britain Commission 2014, and her installation for the 2017 Venice Biennale British Pavilion, where she represented the UK. Find out more here.


Queer Spaces: London, 1980s - Today

2nd April – 25th June 2019

77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, White Chapel Gallery, Gallery 4, London E1 7QX 

This exhibition considers the loss of hundreds of community venues around London through market-led redevelopment and how this has changed the capital’s queer scene. It presents work by artists concerned with the disappearance of spaces where LGBTQ+ communities have gathered to socialise, explore their sexuality and try out new identities. Featuring rarely displayed archive material relating to the city’s queer spaces, gathered through extensive research by University College London’s Urban Laboratory. Find out more here.


RIXO Pop-Up

Until autumn 2019

74 Kings Road, London SW3 4TZ 

British label, RIXO – has opened up shop in King's Road, in a flurry of print and a kaleidoscope of colour. There are polka-dots, paint splashes, abstract florals, animal print, and everything in between. Find out more here.


Sage Vaughn: Come Together, Far Away

4th June – 6th July 2019

Unit London, 3 Hanover Square, Mayfair, London W1S 1HD

Contemporary American artist Sage Vaughn will introduce his debut show at Unit London. Using a wide variety of media including: painting, collage, installation, video and sculpture, Vaughn aesthetically challenges the border between the interior and the exterior. Find out more here.


Sarah Morris – ‘’Machines do not make us into Machines’’

17th April – 30th June 2019

White Cube Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ

White Cube Bermondsey presents Sarah Morris’s first solo show in the UK in six years. Featuring paintings, films, a site-specific wall painting as well as the artist’s first sculptural work, the exhibition reflects Morris’s interest in networks, typologies, architecture, language and the city. Find out more here.


Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Until 15th September 2019

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG 

The exhibition tells the story of Stanley Kubrick the meticulous genius, exploring his unique command of the creative design process of film making, from storyteller to director to editor. You'll see step by step how Kubrick created genre-defining worlds for his films and relive iconic scenes from The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Get an exclusive insight into his mind through over 700 rare objects, films, interviews, letters and photographs. Explore Kubrick’s special relationship with England and particularly London, as his primary film location and source of inspiration. Find out more here

 

St James’s

8th June 2019

Jermyn Street, SW1

Jermyn St in the heart of St James's transforms into an open-air catwalk, celebrating the area as the original home of menswear and bringing together over 30 leading heritage and contemporary brands. Shows will be scheduled at 12pm, 1:30pm and 3pm and tickets are free-of-charge which can be booked here

 

A number of retailers will be taking part in the celebration, including:

Aquascutum

8th June 2019 

106 Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6EE

To celebrate LFWM, the store will be offering a 20% discount (excluding trench coats and rainwear) for the entire day as well as bubbly for all customers.


Benson & Clegg

8th June 2019

9 Piccadilly Arcade, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6NH

To celebrate LFWM, Benson & Clegg will offer 15% off their ready-to-wear collection.


Budd 

8th June 2019

3 Piccadilly Arcade, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6NH

Budd are offering a complimentary pair of cufflinks to any customer who spends over £200.


Dukes Hotel

8th June 2019

35 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NY

Any customers who dine in GBR, they will receive 25% off their bill as well as 25% off spa treatments in their private members area and 10% off Temple Spa products for the month of June. 


Floris 

8th June – 9th June 2019

89 Jermyn St, St James’s, London SW1Y 6JH

Floris are offering a 20% discount on the entire Gentleman Floris range on the Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June.


Harvie and Hudson

8th June 2019

96 - 97 Jermyn St, St James’s, London SW1Y 6JE

Any customers who spend over £200 will receive a goodie bag with a selection of the best of what’s on offer on Jermyn Street – including brands like Fortnum & Mason, Paxton & Whitfield and Floris. All customers will also have the opportunity to win luxury gifts and experiences including champagne and a bespoke shirt to complete the day.


Haymarket Hotel

8th June 2019

1 Suffolk Place, London SW1Y 4HX

Customers will have the opportunity to have a ‘Fashionable Negroni’ which is an exclusive cocktail made for London Fashion Week Men’s. The cocktail comprises of Tanqueray Ten, Biscardo, Amarone della Valpolicella and Campari.


John Smedley

8th June 2019

55 Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6LX

Head into the John Smedley store to enjoy bespoke cocktails by Remy Martin. Customers who spend over £250 will also receive a John Smedley canvas bag filled with the brands care products, socks and limited edition 235 items.


Loake

8th June 2019

39C Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6DN

Customers who purchase shoes from Loake on 8th June will also have access to a further 20% off non-shoe products (leather holdalls, wallets and belts). There will also be the opportunity for customers to win a Valet Box worth £110. The store will also be offering complimentary bubbles to customers as well as doing polishing demonstrations outside their store on Jermyn Street.


Maison Assouline 

8th June 2019

196A Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EY

Maison Assouline will be offering the Beau Brummell Dandy Cocktail for £15 on 8th June.


N. Peal

8th June 2019

217 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9HW

Customers who make purchases of over £300 will receive a complimentary cashmere woven scarf worth £119. 


New & Lingwood

8th June 2019

53 Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6LX

New & Lingwood will be offering the chance to pick-up a free goody bag in-store which will include a pair of socks and a 20% discount instore on the day only. The 20% discount will also be redeemable online until 23rd June. Goody bags will be limited to 50. There will also be drinks served in-store.


Ramm Footwear

8th June 2019

19 Princes Arcade, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6DS

Ramm Footwear will be offering a 15% discount off as well as a complimentary pair of custom dress laces (RRP £17.50) to any customers who purchase on 8th June. The store will also be serving drinks all afternoon.  


Sunspel

8th June 2019

21A Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6HP

Sunspel will have 15% off in-store for the entirety of the day as well as serving drinks. 


Taylor of Old Bond Street

8th June 2019

74 Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6NP

Taylor of Old Bond Street will be offering gift bags to customers with purchases of over £30 – the gift bag includes a Platinum Fragrance sample, Sandalwood Hand Soap (100g), Eton College Aftershave Cream (30ml) and a Chrome Finish Taylor of Old Bond St Pen.


The Stafford Hotel

8th June 2019

16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ

Anyone who books the St James’s Afternoon Tea on the 8th June will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles.


Tricker’s

8th June 2019

67 Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6NY

Tricker’s will be demonstrating bespoke shoemaking on the day as well as offering customers a gift with purchase. 


Turnbull & Asser

8th June 2019

71-72 Jermyn St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PF

Turnbull & Asser will have a craftsperson from their tie-factory demonstrating tie-making on 8th June as well as offering gin and tonics supplied by Berry Bros & Rudd available from lunchtime for visitors to the store. 

 

Summer House by Moët & Chandon

1st April – 11th November 2019

38 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 2HW

The Moët & Chandon cellars are an exceptional heritage of the House, the unique testimony of several centuries of winemaking. Guardians of a real treasure, they represent the talent and the work of several generations of men and women. The cellar visit, led by the Moët & Chandon interpreters, will invite you to discover the Moët & Chandon expertise of their oenologists and the legacy of a know-how developed over time, passed through several generations of cellar masters. Find out more here.


The Knights of Knightsbridge by Nick Knight

Present until summer 2019

Intersection of Sloane Street and Brompton Road

New season pieces from Central Saint Martins’ graduates are styled alongside archive John Galliano for Dior in the 18, 11-metre high images that stretch 120 metres around the West End. Knight's main challenge was to get people to look up from their phones and take in his “public exhibition”. He hopes it will permeate people’s consciousness longer than just an Instagram picture. “With any campaign image you want to get through to people and change how they perceive their lives after that. It's a big ask, but there's no point having a big billboard and saying nothing,” he shares. “You want people to look at the world in a different way after they have seen the world that you've created.” Find out more here.


The World of Paco Rabanne

3rd June – 26th June 2019

Matches Fashion, 5 Carlos Place, London W1F 3AP

This month sees the exclusive launch of Paco Rabanne’s iconic 1969 collection at MATCHESFASHION.COM. To celebrate, the fashion house will take over the ground floor of 5 Carlos Place with an immersive installation, showcasing the label’s past and present innovations.


Van Gogh and Britain Review

27th March – 11th August 2019

Tate Britain, Westminster, Millbank London SW1P 4RG

There are more than 50 works by Van Gogh in this show, including a trio of magnificent self-portraits, the great Starry Night Over the Rhône from the Musée d’Orsay, the National Gallery’s Sunflowers, and several astonishing masterpieces coaxed out of private collections. It is vital to know they are there, glowing at distant intervals somewhere in the glum labyrinth of prints, documents and sub fusc mediocrities, otherwise you might become discouraged. Get tickets here.


Zwift VR Experience

9th April – 1st July 2019

The Immersive Room, Browns East, 21 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E2 7EY

Zwift, the online cycling and racing programme that’s transforming indoor training to make it more fun ad sociable with five virtual worlds (amongst them Innsbruk, London and New York) are presented in ultra-real life graphics and available to explore freely, offering you the option to join organised group rides, races or workouts alongside other cyclists from all over the globe. What you do with your hour session is entirely up to you! Book your free sessions here.