Northern Irish designer J.W. Anderson on Dappad radar

Northern Irish designer J.W. Anderson on Dappad radar
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Alexander McQueen’s dapper tailoring and J.W. Anderson’s timelessness impress at the brand’s London Collections Men show.

The British label’s designs were one of the biggest hits for Erika Nilsson-Humphrey, CEO and founder of online personal menswear shopping service Dappad.

Erika was particularly enamoured with the use of dark colours and classic cuts.

“This season Alexander McQueen showcased a dark collection with sharp tailoring,” she enthused to Cover Media. “The outerwear was particularly good with knee length jackets that are cool yet wearable, standout pieces for me also included the fitted suits and the red knitwear. The range has a strong edge as always but many of the pieces could be incorporated into a man’s wardrobe and be worn in a more paired down way as well.”

She was also taken with J.W. Anderson’s offerings. The eponymous label is helmed by Northern Irish designer, who has become the toast of fashion over the last few months after scooping both the menswear and womenswear design prize at the 2015 British Fashion Awards.

“For this Autumn J.W. Anderson showed some incredible knitwear within the new collection, these pieces in particular stood out to me as items that men could wear everyday as a casual weekend look,” Erika smiled. “The muted colour palette of grey, khaki and stone on the oversized, chunky fabric ensures that the pieces look current without losing that timeless quality.’

Oscar Pinto-Hervia, CEO and Chief Buyer at Hervia, also gave his take on some of the key looks for Autumn/ Winter 16. London-based fashion house Sibling particularly nailed one trend for Oscar.

“Sportswear chic is a prevailing theme this season and Sibling gave a nod to boxing for their bold collection, which saw models draped in robes and wearing knitted boxing gloves, offering a characterful take on the trend,” he explained.

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