Ways To Wear: Style Tricks From The Boys

ALL for one and one for all - unisex dressing is something that has been penetrating the realms of fashion ever since JW Anderson's popularity sky-rocketed and his menswear became so good that he had to branch out into womenswear. Take a look at his pre-autumn/winter 2015 womenswear collection and it is essentially his autumn/winter 2015 menswear collection - a few tweaks here and there but fundamentally the same. Brand-wise, it's a concise (and clever) message.

But those girl-boy blurred lines are no longer quite so hazy a place to plant your foot. And when it comes to menswear, there are a lot of interesting ideas to be spotted.
At London Collections: Men, Matthew Miller sent out a street-smart collection of biker jackets and fringed tunics. It was serene but had acerbic edge and we all wanted one of those tunics - a quick and easy transgender piece.

Maharishi Maharishi Moments - It's been sometime since Maharishi filled our wardrobes and this comeback collection (as it were) made us think: How did it get forgotten? Zen-like utility at its best, there's something here for all.
Topman Design That Seventies Show - Shaggy coats and fuzzy jackets, star-embroidered denim, flares and Bay City Rollers' plaid: the Topman Design collection plundered the decade to the most fun and colourful effect. The coats will be surefire hits with the girls, as will a lot of the rest of it. Don't be surprised, boys, to have to wrestle it off them.
Lou Dalton Lapel Love - It just won't do to wear your one collar open these days. You should be wearing all of them open - which means wear a shirt, a jacket and a coat and watch layers unfurl for the most captivating of necklines.
JW Anderson Boy, Girl, Boy - Jonathan Anderson's menswear collections always tightly riff on his womenswear pre-collections so as to continue the unisex dressing mentality he has so cleverly coined. This time round, it was all anchored in the Seventies - with subversive squashed floral buttons, split flares and bodiced-jumpers. This is a collection you (ladies) can wear straight from the catwalk, no style tweaks needed.
Agi & Sam Toy Story - Agi & Sam went back to school to rediscover what fashion is all about. They even went so far as to ask the students at their former primary school to answer that question. The outcome? Colour, creativity and a fun collection that made masks out of Lego. The wearable side of this message to take away is don't be afraid to delve back into your fashion past, shake things up and maybe, just maybe, add some childhood trinkets to your look. Note, this is when the maxim "less is more" should be obeyed.
Burberry Prorsum Mirror Me - Not since the summers of the millennium did we see the smattering of mosaic upon our clothes and accessories. But now that shimmer and bohemian shine is back, thanks to Burberry and it's more appealing than ever.
Dinner Date - Tom Ford hopped into the optical world of the Sixties for his eveningwear offering this season, making for a very suave, psychedelic and sassy outing. The onus is on us girls now to dress the accompanying part.
Burberry Prorsum Fringe Benefits - Keep your ponchos, blanket coats and all-enveloping coats from last season but layer them up with something trailing in or neatly trimmed with tassels to bring a new lease of life to the look - which as Burberry showed is set to stay.
Craig Green Crop It - Boilersuits made more than one surprise appearance on the menswear catwalks this season, in fact they were rather popular. A more convincing incarnation is Craig Green's look here, which had all-in-one appeal, but wasn't actually at all. It was all about the crop, a clever take to bring something new to your boilersuit silhouette.
Pringle of Scotland Wrap Stars - A very small detail to note maybe, but that's what makes all the difference: at Pringle of Scotland, gorgeous chunky scarves were wrapped around so that they came from the back and ran down the front of the shoulder, rather than being thrown over it. Chic.
Matthew Miller Tunic Time - Simply put: we'll take a tunic, please. Though angst-ridden in inspiration, Matthew Miller's collection was considered, serene and elegant in output and a standout of the week.


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