CULT Fashion: London Collections: Men, Christopher Shannon SS13
Saturday of London Collections saw a show that for many has become one of Fashion Weeks main events. In the Topman Showspace, wunderkind Christopher Shannon’s SS13 Collections was as always, sublime. Shannon is a designer well known to sticking to his guns and his own unique vision and his SS13 was an ultra-modern take on luxury streetwear.
Shannon sent down the catwalk models bedecked in fringed shorts, his trademark panelled shirts and jackets and plenty of slashing alongside more traditional looks of tailored knee length shorts paired with crisp shirting. A particular standout look was a bright red jacket worn open by a bare chested back satchel (part of the designers collaboration with Cambridge Satchel Company) sporting model, teamed with polka badged khaki shorts. Christopher Shannon, alongside fellow UK designer Katie Eary, proved once again that it is most definitely London who now own streetwear. They possess a unique and innate ability to give a style that is so classic and so common, a different edge that is both alluring and exciting. Jeremy Scott, watch your back.
An excerpt from my article on www.theupcoming.co.uk