The winner of the British menswear designer fund, namely Christopher Shannon, had quite a busy week.
After winning over the members of the jury of the menswear fund and quite a large grant to kickstart his career on an international level, the London based designer was also showcasing his Spring Summer 2015 men's collection.
Dedicated to the memory of professor Louis Wilson, Christopher Shannon chose to stick to what he does best: streetwear with an edge and a colorful line of deeply researched inspirations.
It's quite an ode to his fan base, Christopher Shannon is having here. The by-line reads "emo culture, spiritual paraphernalia that might be found in a teenager's bedroom." For those not familiar with “emo culture”, it is a music and cultural movement founded in the USA at the beginning of the 90s as a reaction to hardcore punk. A rebellion against the establishment on a more personal level as emotions and feelings replace social criticism.
As a result, Christopher Shannon delivered a highly 90s inspired collection. T-shirts worn over long sleeved shirts make a come back usually carrying slogans, obscure imagery or the designer's name.
Pants are kept quite short as most are knee length combined with combat boots giving a very angsty-teenager vibe to the whole matter.
Shannon kept colors to a minimum this season and the palette is restricted to cream, shades of red, blue and black. The collection also includes anoraks, denim worn in a quirky (almost awkward, in the way that's something that would have been worn by teenagers in the 90s) way.
It's easy to see why Christopher Shannon is such a promising designer. His inspirations are precise and precisely delivered. His creed may be close to some other designers but his take on it is one that resonates on a very personal level.