London Collections: Christopher Shannon A/W’13

We’re very clever at inventing new genres here at So So Gay Towers. The Christopher Shannon show this afternoon provided the perfect product for, what we’ve christened ‘Haute-Scally’; sportswear with a high end edge.


Christopher Shannon

Models paraded around London’s Old Sorting Office (we’re starting to feel at home here) in a mix of knitwear – a first for the designer – and what resembled the shell-suit bottoms of the Eighties.

The urban edge came from both the scowling models and the sharp lines and colour blocking used by Shannon, a graduate of London’s Central Saint Martin’s.

Colours included brown, blue, grey and slate. The latter two being presented in many of the collections we’ve already seen.The use of zips by the designer, added to the sports theme.

One interesting addition to garments were ‘gaffer taped jeans’. It was Christopher Kane who first showed the use of gaffer tape , in his most recent womenswear collection. We’re excited to see if this makes an appearance in his menswear show later this week.

Christopher Shannon recently collaborated with Topman on a diffusion range.

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