Prince Charles to host mens fashion reception at St Jamess Palace

Prince Charles to host men’s fashion reception at St James’s Palace

He's not exactly a trendsetter.

But Prince Charles, known for his conservative sense of style, is set to host an event for some of the nation's most innovative figures in fashion.

The 63-year-old, who has long been an ambassador for Savile Row tailoring, will be holding a summer reception for a number of menswear designers to gain a better understanding of the industry.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Prince Charles, known for his conservative sense of style, is set to host an event for some of the nation's most innovative figures in fashion

It has been announced that the event will take place at St James's Palace, one of London's oldest palaces.

It is not yet known who will be on the guestlist but it is expected that it will include those involved in London's first Men's Fashion Week(end) running from Friday June 15 to Sunday June 17.

The new London Collections:Men three-day event, presenting summer 2013 collections, is being coordinated by a committee featuring GQ Editor Dylan Jones, Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, David Furnish and Mr Porter's Jeremy Langmead.

While British designers confirmed to take part include Aquascutum, Fashion East, Gieves & Hawkes, J.W. Anderson, Lou Margaret Howell, Oliver Spencer, Richard James and TOPMAN.

During a tour of South Africa last autumn with the Duchess of Cornwall Charles described his style as 'classic, timeless'.

He told two of Africa's top model Dunnet Dumas and Lukundo Nalungwe: 'I'm a classic, timeless, man… My fashion sense only changes every 25 years.'

But this isn't Charles' first foray into fashion, and he has had much involvement in the industry over the years.

In 2008, in a bid to boost the global wool industry, he launched
the Prince of Wales’ Campaign for Wool.

The opening of a wool exhibit, Wool Modern, which showcased some of the world's most famous wool designs last autumn attracted the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Julien Macdonald.

In 2009 Charles was named the most fashionable man in the world, by Esquire magazine, beating OutKast rapper Andr 3000 and Barack Obama.

Jeremy Langmead, said at the time: 'It's the men who dress like grown-ups who really caught the judges' eyes; as well as those who have developed their own distinctive style and stuck with it.'