London Collection Men Spring/Summer 2017 presents MAN no gender and universal conceptual wardrobe and futuristic styling. 3 New artis fashion designers are presented at LCM but the main thing is to learn something about this, is okay to be different, is okay to not suit into this world, if you start to judge about this let me tell you that you don’t have the right to do it. Just watch and learn. Live tolerance, ignorance is not bliss.
Per Götesson Artist gone up-and-coming fashion designer soon graduating from Beckmans College of Design.
“I think it’s an art form to be commercial, but then you have to ask what ‘commercial’ actually means. It’s interesting to balance what’s considered art and what’s considered commercial, but in the end I want to make things that people want to wear. That’s the challenge. I started working with textiles through sculpture and installation, but I realized that I wanted to channel art through fashion and apply the ideas spinning in my head on clothes. At the moment I’m working on a project about pirates involving latex. I also like denim as a material, it’s so ordinary and there’s a test in pushing things forward. Right now I wear a pair of blue jeans constantly. I’m the type of person that either gets a basic pair to wear all the time or a pair of really weird pants that I use once.”
Feng Chen Wang is a London based menswear brand. The brand consists of a new profile form of menswear, combining function with an astute attention to details and aerodynamic aesthetic.
Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY “It’s gender-queer, it’s powerful, it’s misfit, it’s angry, it’s sweaty.” So says designer Charles Jeffrey of LOVERBOY, the birthday party-turned-Dalston nightlife fixture he founded that sees attendees daub themselves in paint, put on their best make-up and extravagant, often self-made outfits, and, of course, dance. Like those of its subcultural ancestors (think Taboo, the Batcave, Blitz), which saw gangs of outrageously dressed eccentrics descend on to the streets of London, LOVERBOY’s origins were DIY – an empty slot at Vogue Fabrics, some handmade, giant hearts and pictures printed off the internet and stuck up haphazardly on the walls.
MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East (the non-profit organisation established by Lulu Kennedy MBE and the Old Truman Brewery in 2000). MAN spearheaded London Fashion Week’s menswear schedule in 2005 and proudly champions emerging menswear talent. Designers are selected by a panel of buyers, stylists and journalists including Nicola Formichetti, Charlie Porter and Tim Blanks. Each season these young designers receive a bursary, catwalk show-production, PR support and expert advice to help them launch their labels.