Last night, I headed to the V&A Museum to watch the London College of Fashion MA show. The college always has a high calibre of graduates, and this year was no exception. One thing which struck me, was how many students opted for menswear this year. 2011 is already hotting up to be a great year for menswear as more focus is placed upon it (not least because of the launch of Mr Porter), so maybe students realise there is a lot of potential in designing for guys. Indeed, the collection of the year was awarded to Matteo Molinari whose tailored menswear came with a twist. His slim fit trousers had a dramatic high waist and there were androgynous elements.
Other highlights included Susanna Bettencourt's chain embellished, '90s inspired body con dresses and Nam Young Kim's sculptural jackets and midi skirts. Oliver Ruuger's accessories stole the show as the umbrella was given a fetish makeover. The colour palette for the whole show was predominantly dark or neutral. To see photos from last night, just read more.