LONDON — As London Fashion Week Men’s pivots to a gender-inclusive digital occasion, WWD appears at a number of the buzzy names through the years and sees the place are they now within the style trade.
Shaun Samson launched his label in 2011 after incomes BA and MA levels in males’s put on at Central Saint Martins. The designer made his LFW debut in 2012 as a part of MAN, a three way partnership between Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East and Arcadia’s Topman again in 2005, earlier than London Collection Men’s, which later modified to London Fashion Week Men’s, was launched in 2013 with a purpose to place British males’s put on designers underneath the highlight. After closing his model in 2015, Samson later joined Moschino, and now’s a senior designer underneath inventive director Jeremy Scott.
Agi & Sam
Founded in 2010 by Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, Agi & Sam was one of many main designers within the early days of London Collection Men’s. The model was part of the MAN present alongside Craig Green and Astrid Andersen on the first season of LCM in 2013. It was later shortlisted for the LVMH Prize and gained the British regional International Woolmark Prize in 2015.
Since the closure of the model in 2018, Mdumulla labored at Burberry as a senior designer for the lads’s put on runway collections, earlier than becoming a member of streetwear institution Palace final December as a senior designer. Cotton labored as a inventive advisor at Fred Perry, managed collaborations between the University of Central London materials science division and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Compagnie Financière Richemont. He has been a senior males’s put on designer at Valentino in Rome since May 2019, after designing for Cos for a brief time period.
Nasir Mazhar is a hatmaker turned designer who launched his full style assortment in 2013 throughout LCM. He was thought-about by many because the originator who elevated streetwear into luxurious style lengthy earlier than the likes of HBA’s Shayne Oliver and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh made it mainstream.
In 2019, he made the choice to step away from style week and the standard wholesale system and opened a retailer referred to as Fantastic Toiles The Shop underneath a railway arch in East London’s Forest Gate, promoting his designs and items from a cohort of rising designers. He believes that his design ought to be inexpensive to his pals and those that admire his work and be bought at a decrease mark up. Two weeks in the past, the designer teased on Instagram that the store shall be moved to a brand new location quickly.
Mazhar has additionally been designing costumes for dance performances and artwork exhibitions.
Lee Roach launched his model in 2012 at age 25 after graduating from Central Saint Martins. He was acknowledged for his subversive but exact tackle tailoring. It’s understood that for the reason that closure of his label, Roach later joined Matthew Williams’ 1017 Alyx 9SM.
Men’s put on designer Joseph Turvey was a daily at London Fashion Week round 2014-15. Since then he has launched into a extra tutorial route in style as this system chief of style design at Middlesex University since September 2019. Prior to that, he was a visiting tutor at Birmingham City University for 3 years.
Also stepping into instructing was Kit Neale. Known for his vibrant prints, Neale made his LFW debut with Turvey and Marques Almeida again in 2013 with Fashion East. He later launched a mushy furnishings collaboration with Ikea and consulted for Mountain Warehouse and River Island. Since February 2020, he has been this system director for textiles at Loughborough University.