LONDON, June 11, 2016 /CNW/ -
June 11th 2016 saw Jermyn Street, in the heart of the West End, transformed into an open air catwalk as St James's hosted four men's fashion shows celebrating London Collections Men. VIP guests included the likes of David Gandy, Jim Chapman, Hu Bing, Caroline Issa, Caroline Rush (Chief Executive, BFC) and Dylan Jones (Charmain, LCM).
30 brands participated included heritage names such as New & Lingwood, Turnbull & Asser and John Smedley alongside contemporary, newly arrived names Norwegian Rain, Tiger of Sweden, Barbour International, and Sunspel.
Dylan Jones, editor of GQ and chair of London Collections Men commented: "LCM is one of the most influential moments on the global menswear calendar and it's fabulous we are able to share this with the public on Jermyn Street once again. St James's is the ideal setting with its combination of heritage brands and contemporary fashion labels."
As The Crown Estate continues with its planned investment, bringing into the area over 70,000 square foot of retail space, offices and restaurants, St James's remains the heart and home of discerning British menswear.
Anthea Harries Portfolio Manager for St James's at The Crown Estate, said: "The show goes from strength to strength, as it grows more popular each year with brands and visitors to St James's. It reflects both the unique heritage of St James while offering an insight into the future of menswear in London."
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Notes to editors
The Crown Estate
- The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business, established by Act of Parliament.
- As manager of the UK seabed, The Crown Estate grants rights to organisations to operate on the seabed. However, any projects must go through the planning process, including public consultation, gaining consent from relevant planning authorities before development can commence.
- 100% of its annual profits are returned to the Treasury for the benefit of the public finances.
- Over the last 10 years The Crown Estate has returned over £2.3bn to the Treasury. In the last financial year the value of the business rose to almost £11bn and its returns were £285m.
- Across its diverse portfolio, The Crown Estate's approach remains consistent; driving sustainable returns and growth through an active approach to asset management and long term investment in four key sectors. London's West End; prime regional retail; rural and strategic land; and offshore wind.
- The Crown Estate's history can be traced back to 1066. In the 21st century it is a successful, commercial enterprise, established as a market leader in its key sectors and known for a progressive, sustainable approach that creates long term value beyond its financial return. http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk
SOURCE St James's