For SS16 Shannon referenced “summer hedonism, Marbella frenzies and exuberant foam parties” as inspirations in his show notes and the resulting collection of fragmented sportswear and unconventional suiting conjured exactly that. Think slashed sweatshirts “taped-up” with duct tape, deconstructed jackets – backless with an arm missing – jersey tops hung around the waist and tech fabrics associated with sportswear teamed with traditional shirting (a return to Shannon’s original design roots). The black and navy-heavy colour palette was interspersed with crisp white cotton and bold neon colour blocking, whilst detail came in the shape of statement jewellery smattered on shoulders – made from fluro plastic, toy whistles and loom bands – born from a collaboration with Judy Blame.
Who likes short shorts?
The shorts this season were, well, they were short. Very short. Think 80s era sport shorts cut high to the thigh paired with shirts with zip front features and oversized sweatshirts. Meanwhile boys with foam-topped hair wore bikini tops hung loose over long-line t-shirts. They were ready for the foam party, duh.
Put your lighters up
Of course, it couldn’t be a Shannon show without a generous serving of the tongue-in-cheek statement logo knitwear he has become renowned for. This time around, fine knit jumpers featured lighter logos emblazoned with the words “Damaged” and “Needy”, along with s special flip-open “Shannon” version.
Words: Brooke McCord
Photography: Thurstan Redding
Hair: Fudge Professional