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After the buzz and furore of the AW15 Fashion shows, some designers leave a lasting impression. Anrealage’s presentation in Paris was an intriguing show of light and dark, with the designer employing a spotlight motif in many of his futuristic garments. This was explored in the physical show too, with searching lights crawling over the designs, revealing their forms and patterns. Anrealage is known for his innovative exploration of fabric and pattern, and this show was no exception, allowing the viewers to examine on the graphic patterns and intriguing materials of the latest pieces. The presentation is a must watch…

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The AW15 womenswear was hotly anticipated and did not disappoint. The resounding reference for this season was the sixties and seventies, with influences in cut, colour and print as well as styling and the way that garments were layered for the winter months. Fabrics were sumptuous with thick rolling knitwear and disco ready shimmers, and hemlines were often flared.

Prints were decidedly geometric: with classic bold stripes at House of Holand and Sibling, and tiling blocks at Opening Ceremony and Acne Studios. Off-kilter shapes adorned both Loewe and Lacoste garments, as well as jagged zags at Gucci and Christopher Kane.

As is custom, PATTERNITY have kept our eye out for the prominent trends in pattern material and form for this latest season…

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The Autumn/Winter offerings for Menswear shown over the past few weeks were decidedly fitting for the season, with autumnal colour palettes of ochres, purples and greys alongside heavy wools and sturdy outerwear.

Many designs seemed inspired by the idea of Utility, with designers such as Christopher Raeburn and Dries Van Noten putting together technical ensembles incorporating hi-vis stripes and waterproof fabrics. Astrid Anderson and Maharishi’s offerings were more militaristic, with camouflage and berets included in their almost anarchist designs.

Scores of designers included leathery, glossy fabrics ranging from slouchy bombers at Nasir Mazhar and Agi + Sam to high gloss macs and slacks at Calvin Klein, using modern textiles to update classic shapes.

Here PATTERNITY Explore picks out the best patterns for Menswear AW15…

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Kicking off the Menswear for AW15, London Collections: Men piqued our interest showing autumnal outerwear with a focus on glossy leathers.

Check back in soon for the full AW15 Menswear PATTERNITY roundup from shows across London, Paris and Milan…

Revisit the menswear pattern picks for SS15 and AW14

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