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Today marks the final day of London Collections: Men, an event which has really come into its own, since it was set up in 2012. Gradually seeing more international designers, with the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Moschino and Coach establishing a foothold in the London capital. Over four days, designers revealed what Autumn/Winter 2015 has to offer. 

Paul Smith
 
A quintessential British brand, Paul Smith demonstrated the versatility and flexibility of a suit in its “A Suit to Travel In” collection. With Olympic medal winner Max Whitlock and other gymnasts performing a series of gymnastic feats, Paul Smith put on an unusual and dynamic presentation. 
 

Alexander McQueen
 
In a revisitation of the uniform, Alexander McQueen explored traditional codes such as honour and virtue. Combining sleek tailoring and military references, the poppy became a recurring print throughout, as the collection moved from sober blacks and greys to deep reds. 
 
J.W. Anderson
 
As usual J.W. Anderson, one of the most recent designers to be snapped up by luxury conglomerate LVMH, added a touch of the avant-guard to London Collections: Men. The designer bought together various shades of purples, taupes and browns for a muted collection which played around with texture by combining leathers, knits and velvet. For Autumn/Winter 2015, as with many of his previous collections, strong shapes reigned supreme.
 
Burberry
 
Another British institution, Burberry is always a key name on the London fashion calendar, whether for menswear or womenswear. This year saw the label present a vibrant collection, with elaborate prints and details, in a relaxed collection that exuded a bohemian esprit.
 
London Collection: Men is gaining increasing presence on the British fashion scene, which is gradually becoming a force to reckon with. According to research firm Mintel, the British market is predicted to reach £19 billion by 2019. In the light of this Autumn/Winter 2015 saw London once again consolidate its place on the international fashion scene, with strong collections from many of the designers taking part.