Lee Roach was first up on day two of London Collections: Men, giving us a whole lot more than just your average runway show. This was a three part fully interactive design, art and sound project; it began and ended with an impressive light installation created by Filippo Maria Bianchi and Giorgio Gremigri, grabbing the audience’s attention before the first model had even descended down the runway. The music was provided by Alexi Delano, which complemented  the young designer’s AW15 collection.

So to the design part of this project, a recipient of the NEWGEN Men initiative sponsored by Topman, Roach presented a collection of tailored trousers, jackets both short and long in length and belted wool and felt cardigans and high neck jumpers. His usual dark colour palette was injected with bright pops of orange and yellow, and all the pieces were reversible a theme the Roach had looked at whilst collaborating with the other artists. Two outfits for the price of one, offering each wearer the opportunity to stand out and create completely different looks. What’s not to like about that?

Written by Michaela Hoyte. Images © Lee Roach.

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