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Christopher Shannon

Fall 2017 Menswear

London

Christopher Shannon

Fall 2017 Menswear

London

BY William Buckley

January 7, 2017

Like many, Shannon’s Fall collection was born in our current political wasteland, a divide between the recent Brexit and the then-looming Donald Trump presidency.

In collaboration with Rottingdean Bazaar founders Luke Brooks and James Buck, Shannon created what can only be termed ‘facewear,’ a hybrid of makeup, mask, and millinery that many of the models wore. Inspired by the nationalistic, competitive tradition of football fans painting their faces, models wore flag-inspired masks, but subverted to convey a sense of unity, not division—a red, white and pink Union Jack, or the LGBTQ rainbow flag. The result was arrestingly beautiful.

Subversion also took a more tongue-in-cheek approach in the appropriation of big fashion corporation logos. The classic Calvin Klein logo tee read ‘Constant Stress – I’m Done’; a sweater with a logo almost identical to Timberland’s said instead ‘Tumbleweed’; Instead of BOSS Hugo Boss, another sweater read ‘LOSS Your Loss.’

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