It’s no secret that we’re all about new styles and the latest fashion. So when London Fashion Week Men’s rolled around for it’s 6th year this January, naturally, we were eager to get stuck in. Showcasing the best of the City’s up-and-coming menswear designers, London College of Fashion was the perfect venue. In the spirit of all things original, we were privileged to provide footwear to four of the university’s students, all studying for an MA in Fashion Design Technology Menswear and all showcasing a little of their unique, signature styles.

Yixin Zhang

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First up is Yixin Zhang, LCF’s resident colour curator. Her combination of bright colours, innovative design and novel use of materials make her catwalk looks unforgettable. Yixin’s focus on all things tailored was not lost on us, either. Her design skill and knowledge shines through with intricate menswear technologies front and centre in her looks.

It’s a combination of all of these things, that made us keen to support Yixin, finishing her outfits with our Weejuns Larkin Reverso in Earth Suede. The carefully chosen suede material beautifully complements her mohair designs and finishes a look that is both high fashion and high comfort.

Coline Gauthier

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Coline’s catwalk look gives classic knitwear a whole new lease of life. Drawing inspiration from her grandparents’ home, Coline’s collection amalgamates different textiles and tailoring techniques for a look that signifies both personal memory and collective history.

To finish these unique looks, Coline chose a G.H. Bass & Co. all time favourite. The Weejuns Larson Penny Loafers are the perfect shoe for this job, offering a timeless style that is both nostalgic and right on trend.

Sohyeon Park

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Sohyeon takes his inspiration from his father’s 1970s style. Paying careful attention to retro and vintage fashion, Sohyeon’s styles are aimed at raising awareness of the environment and ethics in today’s fast fashion environment. In this way, Sohyeon’s vision is to combine the nostalgic and the forward-thinking, creating something that is, in its own way, timeless.

This is reflected in Sohyeon’s selection of G.H. Bass & Co. footwear. Utilising a range of styles, from our original penny loafers to the more modern Weejuns Cup style, Sohyeon perfectly combines iconic fashion with new classics.

Ming Lai Lee

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Last, but by no means least, Ming Lai Lee’s monochromatic collection explores the fine balance between perfection and imperfection. The use of handmade and high technology textiles lets this ideal shine through, creating something dynamic.  Making use of felt, as the main material in her collection, Ming draws out the beauty of hand craft and artisan textures.

To complement the pieces, Ming selected the Monogram Derby shoe. The sleek and stylish shoe added just the right amount of “perfection” to the look, contrasting beautifully with the “imperfect” placement of felt detail and asymmetry.

You can explore more of LCF’s final year students’ designs here.