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London-based designer Julien Macdonald has come to be known for his dazzling outfits and red carpet dresses. The high-end fashion designer has announced he will be going beyond his womenswear offering, by launching a menswear line this month.
The Welsh designer, whose CV includes stints at luxury fashion houses Chanel and Givenchy, set up his own eponymous label in 1997. His designs have since been worn by numerous A-listers, including Beyoncé, Kristen Stewart and Joan Smalls, to name but a few. With his high-end fashion customers in mind, he recently set up Julien Macdonald bespoke in 2012, creating custom-made pieces that are handmade in the UK. 
According to an interview with WWD, Macdonald felt it was the right time to take on the challenge of designing menswear. The collection will be unveiled during London Fashion Week, when it will be shown alongside his Spring/Summer 16 collection for women on the 19th of September. The new line will consist of 12 to 14 looks for men, which will echo the womenswear pieces.

"I've taken inspiration from my own clothes and things I've seen guys in London wearing, especially in the East End, the Shoreditch area of London where the most fashionable kids hang out," Macdonald told WWD. He also explained whom he was designing for: “It’s for fashionable men, for men who love fashion and love to buy into designer brands.” He stressed that he hasn’t gone down the tailoring route, so we shouldn’t expect suits from him. Instead, knitwear - which Macdonald is well known for - will constitute an important part of the collection as well as a range of fabrics from Neoprene to silk knits. Rich in prints and influenced, in part, by a recent trip to Bali, the new menswear collection promises to be far from boring.