Retailers Hail Return of Tailoring, Bold Color at London Men’s Week

LONDON — The light men’s wear schedule for spring gave retailers a chance to deep-dive into emerging trends and give emerging talent a chance to shine. Craig Green, Stefan Cooke and Martine Rose were among the darlings of the three-day showcase, with retailers lauding their bold designs and strong aesthetic.
“Craig Green’s collection was a glorious, uplifting, colorful expansion on a signature style that he has really defined,” said Bruce Pask, men’s wear fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, who also talked about the increasing influence of tailoring on the London runways.
Simon Longland, general merchandise manager for men’s wear and sports at Harrods, also noted the new focus on tailored looks. “There were celebrations of modern tailoring at its finest, generously cut and in a sleek style. This was a key feature that ran through several shows,” he said.
Here, retailers talk about some of the London highlights.

Backstage at Stefan Cooke men’s spring 2020. 
Kuba Dabrowski/WWD

Jack Cassidy, men’s wear buying manager, Selfridges:
Favorite collections: Fashion East, Stefan Cooke, Craig Green and A-Cold-Wall.
Top trends: Color, energy, leather, rich fabrications and textures, fun hair and hats.
Talent scouting: We are excited by Nicomede Talavera’s return to men’s wear which will be announced [this week] and his

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