This season London Collections Men (10th – 13th June 2016) continues to showcase the very best creative and design talent from around the world through a packed schedule of shows, presentations, installations, dinners and parties.
Today the British Fashion Council and Mintel announce that:
- The men’s clothing market grew by 4.1% in 2015 to reach £14.1billion (up from £13.5billion in 2014). This is compared to 3.7% growth in womenswear – menswear now accounts for 25% of the total clothing market (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
- Menswear is predicted to grow by 22.5% between 2015 and 2020 to reach £17.3billion (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
- 59% of men have purchased clothes online in the last 12 months (Mintel’s British Lifestyles 2016)
This season there will be 32 catwalk shows, 25 presentations, 55 designers in the Designer Showrooms, 5 digital presentations and 21 brands hosting events.
180 Strand is the sole hub for activity during LCM June 2016. The venue will house the main BFC Catwalk Show Space on the ground floor for the second season and the BFC Presentation Space and Designer Showrooms on the first floor.
Global brand MCM (who have collaborated with Christopher Raeburn), Japanese designer Maison Mihara Yasuhiro, Korean designer Song Zio and XIMONLEE presented by GQ China all join the schedule for the first time, reinforcing London’s position as the global home of menswear.
After four years (since the very first LCM) Aitor Throup returns to the LCM schedule.
The show schedule features shows and presentations by internationally acclaimed brands including Belstaff, Coach and Topman Design. Luxury tailoring will be represented by Hardy Amies, Richard James and Thom Sweeney. Jermyn Street, St James’s will host a public facing open air catwalk featuring over 30 St James’s based brands.
Brands including Blood Brother, BOY by Boy London, Burberry, dunhill, Edward Crutchley, Jaeger, Hunstman, Lou Dalton, Neil Barrett, Pretty Green and Tommy Hilfiger will host events and digital presentations. Other event highlights include the One for the Boys Charity Ball and Samuel L. Jackson & Dylan Jones’ Celebrity Karaoke evening.
The BFC will co-host two Thursday night events: a celebration of 40 years of Punk with Paul Smith and Derek Ridgers and an event with VMAN and Converse; and an event on Friday night with Superdry.
At the BFC’s Fashion Film event, sponsored by River Island, films will be screened from Daniel W. Fletcher, Matthew Miller and YMC.
The BFC’s NEWGEN MEN initiative sponsored by Topman will see London’s brightest emerging design talents showcase their latest collections. Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English Man and Wales Bonner join the existing recipients Alex Mullins, Bobby Abley, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Liam Hodges and PIETER.
The best of British creativity can be seen at Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen, Christopher Kane, Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, J.W.Anderson, KTZ, Lou Dalton, Matthew Miller, Nasir Mazhar and Sibling.
The MAN show, the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East, will take place on Friday 10th June and feature Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, Feng Chen Wang and Per Götesson.
New additions in the Designer Showrooms include INSTRMNT, Leathersmith of London, LU+MEI, Orange Culture, Sørensen and Taylor Morris.
LCM June 2016 Facts & Figures
$440bn (£298bn) worth of sales in menswear globally in 2014. $40bn (£27bn) further sales predicted in the menswear apparel market reaching $480bn (£325bn) by 2019 (Euromonitor, 2015)
15,000 bottles of Evian Water and 4,000 bottles of Evian Fruit and Plant will be served
13,188 bags of Propercorn will be eaten
9,000 Lavazza coffees will be served across the three days
7,000 invitations will pass through the post room at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street Hotel
6,500 bottles of Warsteiner lager will be served
5,000 Lavazza coffee cups designed by Matthew Miller will be used
1,800 British GQ magazines and 400 GQ Style magazines will be read
750 Rocktails cocktails will be served at the BFC Fashion Film event, sponsored by River Island
80 Floris candles will be burnt
60 VIPS will receive luxury gifts from Murdock London
43 countries will be represented at LCM by international press and buyers
22 Mercedes-Benz vehicles will transport VIP attendees to shows, presentations and events
26 central London venues will play host to catwalk shows and presentations around the central hub at 180 Strand
27% of male shoppers show a preference for purchasing British clothes, shoes and accessories (Mintel, 2015)
17.4% growth in online sales of menswear between 2010 and 2015 outpacing all other categories. IbisWorld predicts that online menswear also stands to grow more than other selected categories with an annual average of 14.2% between 2015 and 2020 (IbisWorld, 2015)