It was all about the boys when London Fashion Week dedicated a full day to menswear for the first time in its 25-year history. Nineties rave culture, chainmail and Eighties references were prominent as the curtain came down on a week when the city held on to its reputation as the capital of creativity.
The main event was the MAN presentation featuring three new British designers, as well as Topman Design, the limited edition range from the high-street chain.
Lest anyone think that guys' fashion is tame compared to the girls' J W Anderson seemed inclined to prove them wrong, offering an Eighties homage comprised mainly of baggy trousers and oversized shirts with exaggerated shoulders.
The centrepiece of his show was a long quilted skirt that even metrosexuals like David Beckham would have second thoughts about donning on a night out.
James Long's 'Talismanic Brotherhood' collection drew its inspiration from historic royals, through its use of ruffles, studs and chainmail detailing. A red patent man bag and sheepskin neck warmer ensemble also provided another headline moment.
The big story on Christopher Shannon's runway was colour, specifically as seen in his update on Nineties clubwear, which featured tracksuits in luminous shades of fuchsia and orange.
Topman's proposal was, as is to be expected, the most commercial. Their team seem to be predicting that fashion will have a Fifties twist next autumn, with blazers, narrow ties, herringbone tweed coats, quiffs and berets all making a comeback.
While the spotlight was on mens' style, hairdresser Charlie Le Mindu also grabbed his faire share of attention at the finale. The 22-year-old Berlin-based Frenchman, who is known for giving edgy 'concept' cuts in the German capital's clubs, showed a spectacular collection of wigs and avant-garde headdresses.