The London Collections: Mens wrapped up on Monday, kicking off the fall 2016 season for the menswear market. According to The New York Times, this season was the largest LC:M yet with an additional day on the schedule, 170 participating designers and a noticeably growing interest from international buyers and editors. It's no surprise that the menswear business is booming: By 2019, Euromonitor Research predicts the global business will be worth $40 billion in sales.
In London, heritage brands rubbed shoulders with emerging designers, and we scoured through each collection to see what all of the fuss was about. (Besides reaching the apex of the facial piercing trend and J.W. Anderson streaming his show on Grindr.) While a few shows included female models dressed in the latest pre-fall 2016 offerings — Burberry and Moschino, for example — we started to notice that a number of men's looks offered equally as much style inspiration, such as Topman's hoodie-and-button-down combination or Lou Dalton's brights-meets-patterns ensemble. There were also a few tricks we could use this winter, like Coach 1941's preference to layer not one, but two, leather jackets, as modeled by bad gal Lexi Boling.
The menswear shows will continue in Milan, Paris and New York — the city's second-ever men's fashion week. Until then, click through our gallery to pick up some styling tricks to add your regular dressing routine now.