5 Menswear Trends to Steal from London Collections Men

Like all good things, London Collections Men (LCM - also referred to as London Men's Fashion Week) must come to an end. But with Paris and Milan still to come, there's plenty of style inspiration heading your way in the next few weeks and months.

But before we dive back into the sartorial thick of it, we thought we'd take a breather and take stock of the key London menswear looks, destined for a high street near you in Spring/Summer 2016. Whether you're a die-hard early trend adopter, or simply want a head's up for next year, these 5 trends straight from LCM will ensure you're ahead of the curve...

 

1. Going Green

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Whether it's bottle green, jade green, tropical green or any shade in between, this secondary colour has been sucking up the spotlight for a few seasons now. SS/16 at LCM was no exception with the appropriately named Craig Green, alongside Burberry and Richard James all embracing the colour. If you're searching for a modern suit with haute couture credentials, go green.


2. Wide Leg Trousers

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It's time to channel your inner “Madness” fan and embrace baggy trousers. Season after season of skinny and straight legs refusing to vacate the high street, SS/16 could be the season men's trousers rediscover volume. From Topman Design and Casely-Hayford, to Universal Works and Sean Suen, brands and designers across London's catwalks were hanging loose this LCM.


3. Jungle Prints

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Whether it's florals or photographic celestial prints, there's usually a clear, emerging print trend for every season. On LCM's catwalks this year, the print of choice was a little subtler and trickier to spot. But lurking beneath a multitude of designs was definite jungle theme. From snakeskin and palm prints, to tropical florals and animal patterns, the rainforest was a clear print inspiration on the runway.


4. 90s Revival

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It usually takes around 20 years for a decade's trends to come full circle and go from outmoded to in vogue in the blink of an eye. The 90s have been back for a year or two now, but in SS/16 it's clear the look is not just for hipsters, if not from the catwalk, then from the front row. Think slouchy skatewear, jumper sleeves down to your knees and plenty of slacker attitude.

 

5. Big Stripes

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High impact, wide stripes are a key motif for SS/16, appearing everywhere from Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford, to Lou Dalton and Oliver Spencer. Wear them big, bold and high contrast to get this look right next spring.

Which SS/16 trend from LCM can you see yourself adopting? Do you like to stay ahead of the pack or jump on the bandwagon? Share your thoughts on LCM's key wearable trends on the Base London Facebook group.