Patrick Cox @ LCM

A highlight for us of London Collections Men was meeting shoe and accessory designer Patrick Cox privately before his showcase opened to the press. As long-term fans of his signature shoes (Sibu had modelled a previous Wannabe collection in South Africa), this was insightful and instructive as manufacturers of digitally printed leather, although we haven't sourced python yet! A favourite pair included multi-tonal Italian hand-finished men's shoes which though natutrally complementary in left and right guise were not identical in terms of stitching on close inspection... Celebs who stopped by included David Gandy (pictured) in an ambassadorial capacity for LCM, London mayoral candidate entrepreneur Ivan Massow and keen shoppers Elton John and David Furnish.