Fashion East London Fashion Week FW19
Represented by Starworks Group.
MAN & Topman presented another amazing, adventurous show at this London Fashion Week Men’s. As always, the looks were artful and avant garde
The MAN project, established in 2005 by TOPMAN and Fashion East, was the first menswear scheme of its kind. MAN has launched and supported brands including: Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), Craig Green, JW Anderson, Martine Rose, Christopher Shannon, Wales Bonner, James Long, Astrid Andersen, Liam Hodges, Per Gotesson, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY and more.
Its recipients are selected by a panel of industry experts including: Ben Reardon, Creative consultant; Charlie Porter, Financial Times; Jack Cassidy, Menswear buyer, Gordon Richardson; Creative Consultant, Luke Day, GQ Style; Lulu Kennedy, Fashion East; Sam Lobban, Mr Porte rand Tim Blanks, Business of Fashion.
Fashion East is a pioneering non-profit initiative established in 2000 by Lulu Kennedy and The Old Truman Brewery to nurture, develop and showcase emerging designers through the early stages of their career and has launched London’s top design talent.
Fashion East: London FW19
London-based designer Stefan Cooke founded his brand with partner Jake Burt upon graduating from Central Saint Martins MA in March 2017. Whilst studying Cooke gained experience with Craig Green, Walter Van Beirendonck and assisted John Galliano in the lead up to his appointment as creative director of Maison Margiela. Cooke’s MA collection, which earned him the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award, explores sensory subversion by taking quintessentially ordinary clothes as a starting point, then photographing, digitally manipulating and transposing onto synthetic materials using digital and sublimation printing techniques. Stefan Cooke’s first collection will be stocked in Dover Street Market (London), Dover Street Market Ginza (Tokyo), Han Style (Seoul), Joyce (Hong Kong). Opening Ceremony (LA & New York). SS19 is Stefan Cooke’s second season with the support of MAN. / www.stefancooke.co.uk @stefan_cooke
Rottingdean Bazaar is the brainchild of dynamic duo James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks. Working together since 2015, the label was born u pon moving to the seaside village of Rottingdean in East Sussex where their work took shape around a perversely original use of found objects. The pair also work as art directors and stylists, producing shoots for Man About Town, i-D, Buffalo Zine, ES Magazine and Dazed. Rottingdean Bazaar is stocked with A Rebours at Lafayette Anticipations. (Paris). SS19 is Rottingdean Bazaar’s third catwalk show as part of MAN. / rottingdeanbazaar.com ©rottingdeanbazaar
ART SCHOOL is focused on redefining the limitations of gendered ready-to-wear fashion. Directed by the creative partnership of Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt, ART SCHOOL is a platform to express their collective ideas both in art and design using luxury fashion as a communicative too l to explore contemporary queerness. The label is informed by the founders and their friends’ non-binary gender identities and aims to celebrate the idiosyncratic individuality of queer style. ART SCHOOL is available from Selfridges (London), Shyness Concept Space (London) and Matchesfashion.com.
SS19 is ART SCHOOL’s third season with Fashion East’s MAN initiative. / www.artschool-london.com @artschool_london