Opening of LCM AW15 (Shaun James Cox, British Fashion Council)
Once again London kick started the AW15 season with London Collection: Men and what a great job the designers have done. I am so happy that this event is growing each session and is giving a home for London’s talented menswear designers to showcasing their collections, something that I believe was missing from the fashion week calendar.
The reason I live here and love this city so much is because of the freedom and expression of the people that live here, as you can see from this season’s highlights there are so many people that agree with me … we really do have some talented people here.
What do you think?
Christopher Shannon AW15, backstage (Sam Wilson, British Fashion Council)
Christopher Shannon AW15 (Dan Sims, British Fashion Council)
In Christopher Shannon’s AW15 menswear collection you could sense his sense of humour and his playfulness coming through as he sent his models down the catwalk with their heads and faces covered with carrier bags.
Staying true to his signature street sportswear style his collection used a monochrome palette mixed with bold bright blue and red. Knitwear featuring cans and carrier bags with ‘Thanks 4 nothing’, ‘Save me’ and ‘Broke’ slogans depicted his message of the struggles that young designers meet as well as questioning our love affair with disposable fashion.
After winning the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund last year, I really believe that he has put the money to good use and really challenged fashion lovers about what we should desire from clothing and fashion. His talents in creating pieces that men want to wear and understand, is really making him become a sought-after British designer and truly one to watch as he grows strength to strength each season.
What do you think of this collection?