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London Fashion Week famed for its womenswear catwalks also feature a selected number of outstanding menswear shows. This is a new designer and was one of the best! Harry Xu’s show at Fashion Scout, Covent Garden had a  vision attempting to symbolise the conflict between reality and fantasy explored through a journey from teenage street-style to modern society mature man.

Here are our highlights: Among the key designs were the paired-three graduated sized pockets featured on coats and jackets (see above).


Contrasting Panels: This one was in white with stripe down the sleeve and contrasting panels at the back.


Translucent chiffon shirts matched with  wide-leg trousers. For the more fanciful there were embroidered floral shirts too!


There’s a lot of blue this season and Harry Xu pulls it off in a very wearable way!



Floral crystal coats were an important feature in this collection.


Intricate embroidered hoodies! A great catwalk show!


Harry Xu enjoying the applause



Tracy Rose with TV presenter and producer Julie Liping Zhou


Backstage with Harry Xu after the show. Fashion Fabulous TV interview coming soon!

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Harvey Nichols has been one of the most popular and successful fashion stores in London so when Fashion Fabulous learnt that the new menswear destination had just opened as soon as you could say 270 fashion labels plus 50 new ones we were down there like a shot! A full review will be appearing in the next edition of Fashion Fabulous London available in all good bookshops and on Amazon and many independent bookshop websites.

Harvey Nichols New Menswear Department, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ | t: 020 7235 5000 | Mon-Wed, 10am-8pm, Thurs-Sat, 10am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm | Nearest Tube Knightsbridge LU, 1 min walk |                                                                 

Category: Glam, Cool, Designer Mix | TOP 200 Shop | Sizes: Varies

012-1Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge moves away from the normal shop within shop format instead featuring a collection of specialised boutiques. Now alongside the designer brands are more accessible jeans such as the Levi 501’s.


Beachwear! And lots of places to sit!

007-1We liked the bags and accessories boutique! Easy to see and displayed with eye-catching unique mannequins specially made in Spain.

006-1You’ll find a marvellous selection of top designer labels including Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Givenchy, Paul Smith, Lanvin to name but a few. There’s also lots of lesser known brands such as Matthew Miller, Docker, Mr Hare  and Pieter  all well worth a look at.


Harvey Nichols Menswear destination is definitely a place to visit now and will be fully open on May 11th with lots lots more!

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London’s men’s fashion went up a gear this month with 48 catwalk shows and presentations at the inaugural London Collection that ran from 15th -17th June. Centre stage for this wonderful Spring/Summer 2013 showcase was The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St WC2, excellently equipped with bars, Lavazza coffee lounge and a restaurant to relax in.

Arriving for the Mr Start show, queues snaked down several flights of stairs to the basement. Inside, the place was packed with world press and buyers. On the front row was world class model David Gandy, Dylan Jones GQ and Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council. We were particularly interested in this show as Philip Start and Brix Smith-Start always have their finger on the pulse of what is cool to London fashion. In this current collection, the emphasis is on softening the look and creating more relaxed versions compared to previous collections. Excellent more deconstructed suits in greys and navy were in evidence and there were a great selection of jackets and shorts that will make perfect additions to summer wardrobes. On the catwalk too were new lines in polo shirts and short sleeves in woven fabrics that will make welcome additions next summer to their already highly reputed range of quality shirts at their shop in 40 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, East London.

Elsewhere at the TOPMAN Design show, fuchsias, reds and oranges featured on oversize football shirts, whilst there were some great looking yellow and light blue abstracts on T’s that would work with the white suits shown. YMC went for the now somewhat dated early 60’s preppy surfer looks whereas A Child of the Jago intrigued with their own creative retrospective take on London Teddy Boys. Serdar Uzuntas (pictured centre, standing up), originally from Turkey, chose a modern day, gentleman traveller theme in the style of Lord Byron. Suede jackets with suede detailing and tuxedos in Jersey form key pieces in this relaxed collection that takes additional influences from Istanbul.

On accessories, Mr Hare showcased cashmere slip-ons perfect for the beach in blues and greens as well as really wicked shoewear. This is a label that is going from strength!  For the further reading on unbiased write-ups on London menswear shops – see the latest edition of our book.

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Fashion Fabulous London co-author Russell Rose