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John Smedley SS16 LC:M Photo Exclusive

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Knitwear label John Smedley held a presentation at London’s Swiss Church for its SS16 collection during London Collections: Men. Looks drew on contemporary heritage and composition but presented in contemporary silhouettes in shades of navy and silver. Smelly referenced workwear looking at photography archives from the Lea Mills factory site to come up with the intarsia knits and tailored looks.

Photos by Arron Dunworth 

Reporting by Cristian Burbano

Grooming by AOFM Pro, Lead AOFM Pro Groomer: Michelle Webb


LCM – John Smedley AW15 – Image Exclusive

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Luxury knitwear label John Smedley held a special presentation at The Swiss Church of London to showcase its AW15 during LC:M.

The new season takes inspiration from the English town of Derbyshire, the place were John Smedley launched back in 1784. New looks reference the mining culture of the time, its biggest industry, with textures and prints from the time used. The semi precious mineral the Derbyshire Blue John (native to the town), with its unique colouring and rock formation, are used as reference points to create new styles.

Knitwear came in variety of styles including turtle necks, sweaters and long sleeve polos, these were paired with blazers and high waited trousers. The  ripples of white, blue and black found in the Derbyshire Blue John stone adorn one of the more eye-catching sweaters on show. While most of the tones are sombre there are colour pops in the use of Inca Gold and Topaz, again referencing stones and minerals found within the mining industry.

Fabrics included merino and cashmere wool used to create lightweight pieces, ideal for layering for the season.

Makeup for the show was provided by AOFM Pro

Lead AOFM Pro Groomer: Michelle Webb

Backstage images are Azzarenko exclusive by Arron Dunworth 

More information on John Smedley here

Words by Cristian Burbano