BFC unveils line-up for Designer Showrooms for LCM
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed the menswear designers showing in the Designer Showrooms at London Collections Men (LCM) from 10-13 June 2016. This season the BFC Show Space, BFC Presentation Space and the Designer Showrooms will all be located at 180 Strand.
New accessories brands in the Designer Showrooms this season include: Ettinger London - a heritage leather brand founded in 1934; Gladstone London - a modern leather brand which fuses contemporary aesthetics and functionality; I N S T R M N T - a Glasgow based company which makes minimalist, high quality watches; Mr. Hare - founded by Marc Hare and specialises in high quality footwear; and Taylor Morris - an eyewear brand founded by Hugo Taylor and Charlie Morris.
Multi-label showrooms will also host a number of brands at 180 Strand. Concrete Studio will show brands including Christopher Shannon, Côte et Ciel, DUFA, Natural Selection and No. 288. Heavy London will feature emerging Portuguese brands including Estelita Mendonça, Hugo Costa and Klar.
New Ready-to-Wear designers include: CONSISTENCE - a London-based label which focuses on clean, minimal tailoring; LU+MEI - which focuses on luxury outerwear; Niuhans - Tokyo based brand which uses carefully selected natural materials and unique Japanese techniques; Orange Culture - a Nigerian menswear brand which celebrates African heritage with rich fabrics and prints; Sørensen - established around six core archetype pieces each relating to a specific identity; and Timur Kim - will show its second season of menswear.
Brands returning to the Designer Showrooms include: Alan Crocetti; CSB London; Harry Stedman; Michiko Koshino; and Qasimi.
This season Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English Man and Wales Bonner join the NEWGEN MEN recipients. The NEWGEN MEN scheme helps the recipients with showcasing opportunities through a show, presentation or installation. The designers’ latest collections will also be showcased in the dedicated NEWGEN MEN Pop-Up Showroom in the Designer Showrooms.