Back in January there was talk of London hosting its first men’s fashion weekend, rather than the menswear collections all fighting it out to fit into the 1-day schedule they had to make do with at the end of women’s Fashion Week. A provisional schedule of Friday June 15th to Sunday June 17th has now been set for designers to show their Spring/Summer 2013 collections.
More time in the schedule will allow for a bigger variety of brands to be shown, which will include heritage brands and contemporary labels as well as giving emerging talent a chance to be seen at the event.
There will also be presentations from Savile Row, and emerging fashion designer in his own right Richard Nicoll, will reveal his first menswear collection.
The weekend-long festvities will not end on the catwalk, with the likes of Burberry, Esquire, GQ, Louis Vuitton and Tom Ford also hosting events.
Along with the new men’s fashion weekend comes the need for a new fashion committee, which will be headed up by GQ’s Editor Dylan Jones and Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Harold Tillman. Jones has also enlisted the help of GQ’s Best Dressed Man of 2012, Tinie Tempah, signing him up as the ambassador of the event.
Stay tuned for more information.