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London Collections: Men: Christopher Shannon SS14 (Video)

At the Baartmans and Siegel (BAS) presentation, they attempted to turn a space on Earlham Street into a tropical rainforest. BAS’s SS14 collection, sildenafil entitled South Pacific Aviation, centres around ‘a man who is on a journey of exploration and hedonism, leading him to a land of exotic escapism’. The idea of escapism is reinforced with badges of palm trees sown onto items.

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For SS14, BAS have used warm shades of brown and beige, as well as navy and black, which has appeared in other collections and one of the emerging main trends of Spring/Summer 2014. With strong block colours and hints of military uniform, this collection is unapologetically masculine, without being intimidating.

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The collection also features classics such as the Parka coat, which has been re-engineered for the summer season. This is part of BAS’s ‘DNA’, what they feel should be part of any man’s wardrobe. The list also includes a Harrington jacket, Field jacket, and a Lounge Trench.

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Baartmans and Siegel’s SS14 collection is wearable and fitting for the changeable weather we suffer from in this country. It also has a cool aesthetic that will no doubt be on trend.

Words and Pictures by Nathan Agyekum
At the Baartmans and Siegel (BAS) presentation, they attempted to turn a space on Earlham Street into a tropical rainforest. BAS’s SS14 collection, sildenafil entitled South Pacific Aviation, centres around ‘a man who is on a journey of exploration and hedonism, leading him to a land of exotic escapism’. The idea of escapism is reinforced with badges of palm trees sown onto items.

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For SS14, BAS have used warm shades of brown and beige, as well as navy and black, which has appeared in other collections and one of the emerging main trends of Spring/Summer 2014. With strong block colours and hints of military uniform, this collection is unapologetically masculine, without being intimidating.

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The collection also features classics such as the Parka coat, which has been re-engineered for the summer season. This is part of BAS’s ‘DNA’, what they feel should be part of any man’s wardrobe. The list also includes a Harrington jacket, Field jacket, and a Lounge Trench.

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Baartmans and Siegel’s SS14 collection is wearable and fitting for the changeable weather we suffer from in this country. It also has a cool aesthetic that will no doubt be on trend.

Words and Pictures by Nathan Agyekum
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The Old Sorting Office was filled to the rafters in anticipation of Christopher Shannon’s SS14 collection, with the front row including David Gandy and Louis Smith. Shannon is known for using street wear looks and interpreting them into luxe sportswear, and this SS14 collection was no different. The collection takes inspiration from ‘the birth of the super club scene and the eclectic, vibrant aesthetic that accompanied it’. In particular, Shannon’s SS14 collection drew from clubs such as Cream, Garlands and Paradise, some of which are in Shannon’s hometown of Liverpool.

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It was a mix of vibrant, fluorescent colours, monochrome looks, and intricate patterns. Block coloured vest tops were paired with sagger shorts with flower detailing, creating an interesting contrast. PVC was a main trend, seen on shorts and tops, often overlayed with translucent rubber fabric.

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As well as using bright block colours, Christopher Shannon’s SS14 also featured monochrome swirly prints, which at first glance, looked like zebra prints. This too, was inspired by the club scene, specifically from the logos and typefaces of the flyers.

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Overall Christopher Shannon’s SS14 collection has something for everyone, whether you’re into neon colours, flowery patters, or eye-catching prints.

Watch the video here:

Words by Nathan Agyekum