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.
Per Götesson Artist gone up-and-coming fashion designer soon graduating from Beckmans College of Design.
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.