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Today marks the final day of London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2016, after a weekend packed with exciting luxury menswear collections for next year. We’ve hand-picked some of the stand-out shows that took place during the course of the four-day event.  
At Alexander McQueen, the SS16 collection paid tribute to the sea, with water motifs running throughout the collection. Blue was inevitably a key colour, along with prints that referenced the creatures of the aquatic underworld from sea monsters to mermaids. And just in case some people in the crowd still hadn’t got the references, models stepped out with wet-look hair. 
When a collection is entitled “Straight-laced”, you can pretty much guarantee that it will involve some form of lace. Burberry presented a sophisticated SS16 show of tailoring infused with a variety of lace elements: cotton shirts, overcoats and detachable collars were just some of the items to get the lace treatment. Combined with whites and colours, it all made for a light and summery feel.   

Like every season, tailoring had a crucial place at LC:M, with labels such as Hardy Amies, Gieves & Hawks and Duchamp putting on catwalk shows and presentations to show their offering for SS16. From block colours, to floral motifs and classic styles, there was enough to satisfy every man’s taste. 
In contrast, both the Jimmy Choo and Paul Smith collections took a completely different approach to men’s fashion by taking inspiration from the world of sport. Paul Smith revisited the theme of “A Suit to Travel In”, calling upon the Savage Skills stunt cycle team to model the collection. Jimmy Choo, meanwhile, took over a sport’s club with the help of some the UK’s best rollerbladers, skateboarders and BMX riders. 

This season London Collections: Men successfuly proved once again that it is at the forefront of the revival of men's fashion, with the UK's luxury menswear labels heralding quality, creativity and diversity.