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Mark Anthony writes about the latest trends at this year’s London Collections: Men, and incorporating them into your wardrobe

There was a time when London menswear was little more than a cluster of low-key gatherings, showing a handful of struggling designers’ toiledover collections to a crowd of press and buyers, who, though interested, saw attending these shows as little more than a Friday afternoon job – it’s menswear, right, how much can it really change? A lot, as it happens. And though several brands and designers built on Autumn/Winter 2014, and burgeoning Spring/Summer 2015 trends at this year’s London Collections: Men (LC:M), there was plenty more innovation to feast your eyes on for Autumn/Winter 2015. Now in its third year, LC:M recently expanded to a four-day schedule for the first time, jam-packed with runway shows, intimate presentations, celebrity-filled dinners and plenty of parties – because it’s not just all work and no play. Over fifty shows later, I take a look back at the collections, and pick the key trends you can start getting on board with now… Likely fresh in most of our minds, given its popularity for AW14, shearling is set for an even more remarkable return come AW15. Topman Design got the ball rolling at its distinctly 1970s-flavoured show with a statement shearling coat, complete with cuff and trim details. Later in the day, American brand Coach presented its first foray into ready-to-wear menswear, offering up a range of shearling outerwear in onyx, beige and dark mossy green, each brilliantly executed by Yorkshire-born, New Yorkbased Creative Director Stuart Vevers. Elsewhere, at Tom Ford’s 1960s-inflected presentation, shearling cropped up again, 18 EILE Magazine

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