To coincide with London Collections: Men, London College of Fashion presented LCFM, a new initiative showcasing a breadth of talent from LCF alumni.
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The four LCF-trained designers hitting the catwalk for SS13 went in to challenge the traditional view that menswear runs more sensibly and soberly than womenswear, and came out the other end smiling in skull print bomber jackets and swinging Perspex backpacks. Set in the vaults of the Royal Society, and styled by i-D Fashion Editor Elgar Johnson, pretty boys emerged from dark corners wearing designs from Asger Juel Larsen, Domingo Rodriguez, Matteo Molinari and Olivier Ruuger. Here, Asylum Films and photographer James White present i-D’s behind-the-scenes view, look out for…
A stray girl at Asger Juel Larsen (pictured left)
As though throwing a girl into the mix of male models wasn’t enough, Asger broke from the general palette of black, white and red with his neo-gothic designs in techno tones.
Posh plastic at Domingo Rodriguez (pictured right)
This Liverpudlian mixed sheer light tops with luxe sportswear bottoms, topped off with shell-like perspex backpacks.
Elderly Aunties at Matteo Molinari (pictured bottom)
Cream, burgandy and red were woven into slouchy cardi’s whilst tailored jackets featured finely detailed lace crocheted by Matteo’s elderly aunt.
Hanging baskets at Oliver Ruuger
Set up as a high-flying static collection, Oliver’s accessories were suspended from the ceiling, with shadowy black mannequins hanging onto intricately illustrated scarves and briefcases.