London Fashion Week: Carolyn Massey autumn/winter 2010/11 collection

Style : After an exciting five days of womenswear at London Fashion Week, it was the turn of the menswear designers on a wet Wednesday and it was Carolyn Massey who kicked off the proceedings.

The Topman sponsored NEWGENMEN designer – showing back-to-back with J W Anderson – showed a military inspired collection, which was down to an anonymous donation of mainly World War II patterns.

Tailoring featured heavily in the collection in various guises, as relaxed suit trousers in light charcoal were shown along side a very daring, tongue-in-cheek silver two-tone, all-in-one jump suit roused a few admirable laughs.

The military theme was apparent with grey, heavy wool coats and army-esque trenches in oatmeal were shown along side flight suits, and high waisted, skinny belted trousers. Footwear was exclusively oxford shoes and a smattering of brogue boots, both in black.

Some striking touches in Massey's work jumped out, such as front top pockets, subtle imprinted squares and striped detailing, as well as mesh tights and, perfectly on trend, large knitted scarfs wrapped around the neck.

But like all good things, they come in small packages, and it was the military star necklaces and earrings that will no doubt be one of the hottest, in-the-know items of the coming season.

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