London Collections: Men AW16 is just around the corner, so here at The Perfect Man, we wanted to share with you a few designers you should watch out for in Jan. Now, these may be a little out there and quirky for our style, but they will be making headlines at LCM so we wanted to share with you and give you a taster of what’s to come.
Irish designer, Rory Parnell-Mooney, is a menswear designer who’s currently based in London. After attending Central Saint Martins and completing a BA in Fashion Design, followed by a Masters in Menswear, Rory presented his graduate collection at London Fashion Week 2014. The collection “explored the ritual art of dressing, drawing inspiration from the ecclesiastical garments and images of black-clad European rioters through simple, minimal design”.
Rory made his first official debut on the runway at London Collection: Men in January 2015, with support from Fashion East and Topman, followed by his solo collection in June 2015 at the 10th anniversary of the MAN show.
Charles Jeffery is a Scottish illustrator and designer who has graduated with both a BA and MA in Menswear Fashion from Central Saint Martins.
An interesting fact about Charles is that he is the founder of a monthly club night called ‘LOVERBOY’ in Vogue Fabrics in Dalston. Reputable for its glittering, outrageously dressed crowd of creatives and friends, you can definitely sense Charles creativity oozing in the air.
His London Collections: Men SS16 debut “combined colourful paint-splattered denim with contemporary plays on share and tailoring, set against a dark, evocative show space”, bringing LOVERBOY nights to the stage of fashion.
Grace Wales Bonner is also returning to MAN AW16 in January, last season she presented alongside Charles Jefferey.
In contrast to Charles’ collection, Grace’s SS16 presentation was much more subtle. Exploring the crossway between Europe and Africa, in masculine luxury, and referencing concepts such as black male sexuality and identity, Grace took a much more refined approach to her menswear collection.
Bonner graduated from Central Saint Martins with the L’Oreal Professional Talent Award last year, in addition to winning the Emerging Menswear Designer prize at the 2015 British Fashion Awards.
For more on London Collections: Men, stay tuned and we will keep you updated throughout men’s fashion week from 8th-11th January 2016.