Written by Jennifer Lynn
Posted 16/06/2013
London Collections: Men's catwalk shows officially kicked off on Sunday, but the partying began in style on Saturday night, at the launch of Dolce & Gabbana's new menswear-only store. In attendance at the Bond Street boutique opening were Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana themselves, as well as Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue, legendary Brit designer Sir Paul Smith and face of Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue fragrance, the inimitable David Gandy.

Come Sunday evening, Gandy continued to work the party circuit, this time at an event hosted by Esquire and Jimmy Choo, to celebrate the official start of LC:M SS14. The LC:M committee member hung out at private members' club 5 Hertford Street with fellow model Oliver Chesire and Collections' chairman, GQ editor Dylan Jones, while Bip Ling, Arizona Muse, Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32 were also in attendance.

Over at Selfridges car park, which had been turned into a skaters' paradise for the evening, Shenae Grimes, Brooke Candy, B.Traits and Anna Trevelyan watched uber-cool New York streetwear brand Hood By Air's first official presentation. Rollerskating and skateboarding models, led by tattooed boy wonder Jimmy Q, showcased HBA's ten-look collection, a collaboration with heritage knitwear brand Corgi. Taking the current trend for all things androgynous and cranking it up a notch, HBA teamed crisp white zip-up shirts with lace-trimmed silk half-slips and – in the case of Jimmy Q – logo-adorned sweatshirts with stockings and suspenders. Forget Gatsby; next season it's all about Rocky Horror.

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