Pictured, from left: Designs by Craig Green, Christopher Kane, Agi & Sam, J.W. Anderson.
When it introduced a separate menswear fashion week to its calendar in 2012, London returned as a game changer on the global style map. It also shed light on a new generation of U.K.-based talent. Meet the wild creatives.
His designs defy the conventions of ready-to-wear: Is this fashion or abstract art, or perhaps a bit of both? Whether he catches on or not, Green has made his way into edgy editorials for GQ Style, and FKA Twigs wore his label in her latest music video. Craig-Green.com
Master of androgyny Jonathan Anderson can be credited for bringing back an unabashedly queer twist to menswear. His influence is felt in the new fall collections, from Gucci to Baja East, which all echoed his taste for gender bending. J-W-Anderson.com
Agi & Sam
Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton’s print-tastic collaboration with Topman in 2013 raised their status worldwide. Now their smart and playful runway shows are always a seasonal must-see. AgiandSam.com
His love for geometric patterns and deconstructed silhouettes recalls some of Nicolas Ghesquière’s best work at Balenciaga, but with a very British retro-futuristic feel. ChristopherKane.com
Tristan Fewings/Getty Images (Craig Green). John Phillips/Getty Images (Agi & Sam).