There is never a true appreciation during Fashion Week for menswear. I have somewhat in my time become an individual campaign in myself to highlight the talent that shines during the last day of London Fashion Week. Behind the Clark Kent like spectacles lies a menswear designer whose signature pieces surrounding leather and knitwear form a collaboration of materials that drape and hang loose on the body whilst never compromising on the aesthetic of figure and form.

James Long delivers each and every season as spring summer saw a rougher feel to knitwear delivering a mix of red petal rose long sleeve cardigans and block colour pallet mesh-like jumpers which hung loose, draping at the neckline to form a scruffier appearence complimented through the use of stone washed denim and white wash play suits.

This season however, Long has continued to demonstrate the craftsmanship of both taste and titillating style through the use of knitwear. Latex played partner to a variety of garments including floor length cardigans which intricate detail. Long produced a chain mail effect through his knit pieces complimented with light golds and metallic blues.

Shirts came in the shape of dark blue tones and light stone washed violets whilst a seemingly subtle polka dot piece was paired with polka dot slim fit tailored trousers. Long, much like Burberry Prorsum gave off an eclectic feel of the 90’s through the execution of leather in the form of biker jacckets and army boots. A clear change in direction from the use of the desert boot seen during his spring summer collection.

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