London Collections: Men - Christopher Shannon AW13
Christopher Shannon moved his signature look into darker territory this season. Inspired by documentaries of obsessive-compulsive hoarders, he reinterpreted his patchworks from spring 12 as cobbled-together knits, mixing panels of cable, waffle and intarsias, with signature sweaters in contrast fabric panels and denim gaffer-taped together. As always, the canny designer brought us something new, introducing leather to add a luxe element, while the knits and simple shirts are sure to be commercial hits.
In short Although inspired by hoarders, the finished product couldn’t have been slicker. New leather pieces and winning knitwear mean Shannon is sure to go from strength to strength.