YMC catwalk show report A/W 2015 for LCMLondon Collections Men AW15
You must create a collection for autumn/winter 2015, that will excite and challenge the modern day man. You must – and that they did. The line brought together patterned and leather-cut suits that follow the contour lines of the model’s figure as if it were born on them.
With boxy jackets and shirts cut to a definite linear style, the collection was edgy and experimental. Pieced together with soft curved hats and chunky knit scarves, these gentled the harsh angles and created looks that could be worn in the day and transition to the eve.
YMC have introduced a new style of knitwear; a delicate piece that’s neckline transforms in to a pocketed scarf. Worn with a charcoal grey jacket, the item creates an accessorized and fluid look with ease and simplicity.
Corresponding to the angularity of the models’ cheekbones, the sharp lines are sustained in the new range of cardigan. With the zip joining from the neck to the solar plexus and remaining undone there on, the look is unusual – and yet we remain a little concerned about their poor chilly tummies.
The collection is comprised of neutral colours with grey and navy basing the foundation of each look. It is the exploration of angle however, that makes the line bright and intriguing. Styled with a hoody under hat and baggy tailored trousers, the lines suit the statement man. With an air of androgyny, there is a balance between the touch of the effeminate whilst exuding attitude – possibly even aggression. YMC packs an impressive punch.
Dappled leather box coats brought the show to a close, demonstrating a look for the more mature. The brand has a youthful style, and it was nice to see the versatility of the target audience. With fur interior lining and structural hemming, we finished on a far more classic look – curved hats off to Mr Moss.
Photos: Krish Nagari