Menswear A/W15 trend report: Brent Cross

London Collections: Men AW15 saw an array of stylish, unique and timeless pieces grace the catwalks. From rich shades and key prints to fun themes and sophisticated cuts, they’ve been planted firmly in our minds ever since.

We spoke to Georgina Coulter, Head of Menswear at Fenwick Brent Cross, to run us through the trends at the forefront this season, along with the core pieces that deserve a place in your wardrobe… 

Sportswear Influence

"Sportswear Influence has continued into autumn winter 15 after the success of previous seasons. Sportswear has influenced silhouette’s, fabrications and styling.  At Brent Cross, we are excited about the launch of the Diesel Jogg jean. This is a hybrid denim that has the fit and feel of a sweatpant. Michael Kors has a modern minimal aesthetic that naturally lends itself to the trend. Key items include technical fleece crewnecks with nylon and mesh panels. Hugo Boss elevates a zip thru reversible fleece in solid grey or blue with houndstooth print inside. For a styling tip, layer your fleece tops with the hoods up under tailoring for a fresh modern look."

Hues of Green

"Shades of subdued greens are important colours for the season. It’s a sophisticated colour choice that works perfectly with neutral greys and classic navy blues, which are already in your wardrobe. A great way to introduce this colour is through a key outerwear piece. The Hugo Boss virgin wool cashmere coat, £380, is military inspired with a button fastening throat latch and button fastening tab detail to the cuffs. Or for a fashionable cold weather insulated choice, opt for Paul Smith’s khaki down-filled parka jacket with zipped hand warmer pockets, £395. Polo Ralph Lauren uses these shades to create heritage inspired pieces, including an olive herringbone tweed sports coat, £255. Or simply use as a highlight colour, John Smedley’s Cavendish wool knitwear in racing green, £159, provides the perfect layering piece."

In Check

"Check is the perfect print; with choice from understated tonal shades or statement bright tartans. Hackett’s checked tailoring and shirts, £95 each, are refined and contemporary, while Paul Smith uses monochrome shades on shirting, £135, playing with size of checks on collars and sleeves. Vintage brands, including Fred Perry, use checks to highlight their mod heritage with subtle reference on t-shirt pockets and panels, £40. There is some great knitwear in geometric prints for the season - the Barbour wool tartan check crewneck knit, £129, will keep you warm throughout the winter months. Additionally, your accessories as the perfect way to highlight the trend; Gant’s check scarves sit back to classic outerwear with detailed check lining."

All items are available at Fenwick Brent Cross.

By Hanna Ibraheem and Georgina Coulter