As London Fashion Week Men's draws to a close today, we're rounding up the top five lessons we've learned this season...

Sharon Wauchob is a Menswear designer  
What on earth took Sharon Wauchob so long? That's the question we're asking ourselves having seen her fantastic debut menswear collection that leveraged the designer's hard and soft approach to dressing. Collaborating with the Savile Row stalwart Norton & Sons for her inaugural LFW Men’s coed outing, Sharon seamlessly interjected her brand’s ethereal signature with the precision tailoring of London’s most sophisticated postcode. The result was a considered and befittingly heavenly collection for the All Saints Church in which it was staged.

Sustainable Style Looks Better than Ever
Philanthropic British designer, and a firm favourite of Because Magazine, Bethany Williams continued her crusade for truly sustainable fashion this season. Her previous outing saw the up-and-comer working alongside the San Patrignano drug dependency programme with the endeavour of rehabilitating female prisoners – and, for her latest collection, Bethany continued that relationship while turning her attention towards waste in the publishing industry, joining forces with The Quaker Mobile Library and Hachette UK to realise a presentation that utilised recycled materials from Clay’s of Suffolk, and donating 20% of all profits to The Mobile Library Charity.

‘Inclusivity’ and ‘Equality’ are Bigger than Buzzwords
Topics of unisex fashion and gender-inclusivity on the runway dominated the conversation behind-the-scenes at London Fashion Week Men’s. Meanwhile, on the main stage, diversity was celebrated in both the variety of models and the themes of the shows themselves, from the brutalist and conceptual A-COLD-WALL* that referenced the current socio-economic landscape via a series of performance pieces peppering a traditional runway format, to Charles Jeffrey’s celebration of the misunderstood pariah to societal 'norms', to Edward Crutchley’s global inspirations and techniques (some pieces were created by the oldest kimono printer in Kyoto). In short, for all of its foibles, the fashion industry once again waved a flag for inclusivity and showed the very best side of London – in a poignant and stark contrast to the Far-Right EDL rally that raged just moments away in Trafalgar Square.

Designers Turn to Home-Grown Manufacturers
Halcyon summer months and a youth spent frolicking in the English countryside informed Lou Dalton’s nostalgia-steeped presentation – meaning it was apt, really, that the storytelling designer emphasised her wholesome narrative with UK manufacturers and a collaboration with the royalty-endorsed knitwear aficionados at John Smedley. Elsewhere, A-COLD-WALL* produced a fully-fledged accessories collection crafted with East London artisans who 3D-printed handles onto bags and masterminded sculptural jewellery. Even Edward Crutchley, who tapped Japan for a series of intricate prints, commissioned a 16th Century Yorkshire mill to create the fabric for his lounge-y woven suiting.

London Remains the Epicentre for Young Talent
Granted, this isn’t something we've necessarily learned this season, but there’s nothing like LFW Men’s – which has recently contended with rumblings of irrelevancy and pointlessness from the wider international media – to provide a timely reminder that the Capital is, categorically, the home of inspiration for industry heavyweights. Just ask Virgil Abloh and Kim Jones, who were both seen sitting on the front row this weekend.

Main image courtesy of Sharon Wauchob.