LC:M s/s 2015: the lowdown

Spring/summer 2015 starts here

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Oh, boy: it's showtime.

Today, London Collections: Men officially kicked off in the capital, heralding the imminent arrival of spring/summer 2015.

Naturally, ELLE had a front row seat. Here's what you need to know...

Menswear a/w 2014: The catwalk round-up

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Image courtesy of Jonathan Saunders

At the Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street, Jonathan Saunders showed a collection inspired by space and the constellations - replete with enormous light orbs that looked like moons.

There was also a very cool mustard story, which boasted some strong knitwear - for girls, too.

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At the MAN show, Bobby Abley's The Little Mermaid-themed sweatshirts sent the Twitterverse into meltdown. (We've got dibs on Ursula.)

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We saw the shape of things to come for Richard Nicoll's womenswear - square-cut blouses and sporty crop tops paired with separates made from what looked like crumpled paper.

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Darkness abound at the Mercer Street studios and Nicholas Kirkwood, who'd created a special film - featuring legs walking in his shoes to a hypnotic soundtrack, and words such a 'walk' and 'wet' flashing up periodically - that played on every wall.

As for the collection, it's all about party time. Please, Nicholas, if you're reading this, can you make a girls' version of these candy-striped slip-ons?

Thank you in advance.

Image by Silvia Olsen for ELLE UK

...And, last but by no means least, here's British Fashion Council ambassador David Gandy.

Just because.

Stay tuned - and remember to follow @ELLEUK on Twitter and Instagram for the inside track on the action as it happens.

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