Each year the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at Westminster selects examples of the very best menswear collections from the graduate runway show at London Fashion Week and acquires one complete outfit which is then donated to the Westminster Menswear Archive.
The archive had acquired outfits from the last five years from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course.
In June 2018 the first graduating class from the MA Menswear course showed at London Fashion Week Mens, and so the archive has now started to collect one complete outfit from a graduating student from the MA Menswear course to add to the archive.
Adam Marc James 2014
2018 - Megan Williams
Showing on the official schedule at London Fashion Week for the first time, Megan Williams collection opened the Westminster show.
Having worked for both Liam Hodges and Alex Mullins, Williams collection draws both on her love of technical menswear and also reference garments from the archive.
The outfit comprises a green bomber jacket with large bellow pockets, oversized shoulders with piped detail, and press stud fastening and strapping. the jacket has ribbed cuffs and a ribbed edge to the bottom edge. The jacket is worn with a sheer white hooded top which has a rubber corded fastening and the opening.
The outfit is worn with sheer jersey leggings that feature panels at the knees and has a ribbed cuff to the ankle.
Megan Williams A/W 2018
2016 - Jack Byne
Graduating in 2016, Jack Byne had previously interned at both Calvin Klien and Louis Vuitton during his internship year. The selected outfit comprises a striped silk jacket, a leather jacket and leather trousers.
Short cropped black leather jacket with asymmetric zip fastening on the front and separate black leather belt with buckle. The jacket has a turndown collar with press studs, a small flapped pocket which fastens with a press stud at the left front waist and an angled inset zip pocket at the left chest. The jacket is designed to be tight fitting and constricting.
Single breasted jacket made of wide striped yellow and grey silk. It fastens with one button centre front and has peplum effect with inverted pleat inserts on either side of the centre back seam.
Black leather cropped trousers with silver coloured metal exposed zip front fastening. The backs of the legs have an opening at the back of the knee with a curved panel below and vertical silver coloured zips inset at the top of the calves.
Jack Byne 2016
2014 - Alex Bottenberg
Alex Bottenberg Jacket
Oversized check jacket with towelling applique detail on the front and back. The jacket is made from check tweed in pale lemon yellow, olive green and brown and has no vents but a yoke over the back shoulders. The jacket has two large patch poacher pockets with inverted vertical pleats and shaped flaps, one on each side of the centre front. The front applique decoration made of layers of red and blue cotton towelling and green wool felt which have been cut through to create the design. Around the ring is the phrase ‘Blue is Hard Kids’ and through the middle is ‘Bottenberg’.
Alex Bottenberg Sweater
Pale blue hand knitted cotton jumper with a high round neck. It has two burgundy stripes around the top of the left arm and a large ‘A’ knitted into the front of the jumper. The ‘A’ is in cream purl stitch, and it has been outlined in burgundy plain knitting stitch.
Alex Bottenberg Denim Trousers
Extra-long wide leg dark blue denim trousers. They are finished with yellow double stitching, red bar tacks and copper coloured studs and buttons.