We take a closer look at Christopher Shannon’s LC:M show and collaboration with CAT FOOTWEAR, in a video shot by Santiago Arbelaez.
Christopher Shannon AW15 was familiar whilst futuristic. His typical street wear aesthetic was given a new spin when suiting made its debut, giving the collection a broader appeal. We saw trademark logo knits, slogans proclaiming ‘Save Me’, ‘Broke’ and ‘Thanks for Nothing’, re-invented track suits, chunky jewellery in collaboration with Judy Blame (who also co-styled the show) and supermarket carrier bag concealed faces courtesy of Isamaya Ffrench.
Why the strong words? Riffing off the realities of being a young designer in todays economic climate – the struggles, trials and tribulations faced within the industry – these are words of protest.
Whether he’s dressed in a pinstripe shirt patched with strips of colour and a stiff frill cumber band, paired with deconstructed monochrome trousers, or wearing tracksuit bottoms split into strips and re-sealed with poppers – the Christopher Shannon man is ready for all occasions.
Surely the plastic bag knit jumper inspired by photographer, Nigel Shafran. Although, poppers come close second.