MAN Show = A show fuelled by extraordinary talent.
MAN is the platform that has catapulted the collections of Christopher Shannon, James Long, JW Anderson, Katie Eary into the big leagues. The Topman and Fashion East initiative is always a highlight of LFWM and this season’s offerings were no exception.
For A/W17 the three designers selected by the panel of industry experts including Luke Day editor of GQ Style and Tim Blanks Editor-at-Large at the Business of Fashion are Per Götesson, Feng Chen Wang and Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY. These three innovators also made up the MAN list for S/S17. Per Götesson’s collection finds a balance between “huge or small”, where as Feng Chen Wang’s combines functionality, attention to detail and outerwear and Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY’s presents a fashion label as well as a cult nightclub.
See the full collections below:
Photos: Chris Yates
Feng Chen Wang
The collection combines a futuristic sexiness in second skin textures and fits with an exploration of full volumes and contrasts between revealing and hiding the body. The really built up shapes paired with the awkward cuts and top to toe tonality focussed the attention on the figure and the fabric.
Götesson took the relentless influence of the 90s down to its core and reworked it all into a very current look. The deconstruction (and reconstruction) of denims and tartans along with the array nude colouring split between the morphsuit-esque and the billowing, made for a diverse collection playing on volume and 90s reference.
Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
The eccentricities of Jeffrey’s designs only reinforced themselves yesterday. His play on lengths, cuts, fits and construction all show just why he is something of the man of the moment. The styling of the show was high stakes, epitomising the character of the brand yet when individual pieces are imagined remotely, the wearability creeps in with a massive ‘I want’ factor. Intense drama, inanimate objects with life breathed in and potent colours made this collection the standout of the MAN show.