In Decor and Style we never stop doing the coverage of the biggest events that happen all around the world. That’s why today we have a special one for you regarding the best of the world of fashion in the UK – LDF 17! Todays’ article in Decor & Style blog Highlights London Fashion Week Men’s 2017 .
Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established J.W.Anderson in 2008.
At first, an elaborate collection of accessories quickly attracted attention, enabling the fledgling label to show on-schedule during 2008’s London Fashion Week.
The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands present in london fashion week men’s 2017.
Its unique design aesthetic offers a modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity by creating thought-provoking silhouettes through a conscious cross-pollination between menswear and womenswear elements. This idiosyncratic perspective, which earned the label a cult following, prompted J.W.Anderson to present a women’s capsule collection in 2010.
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Christopher Ræburn is a British fashion designer with a unique and innovative approach to creating menswear, womenswear, and accessories collections. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Christopher became known for his re-appropriation of military fabrics and in particular for iconic outerwear created from de-commissioned parachutes. The ‘Re-made’ ethos still guides and influences every aspect of the Christopher Ræburn design and development process; a Christopher Ræburn product is defined by distinctive aesthetic, meticulous detail, considered functionality, and sustainable intelligence.
Christopher’s pioneering work has brought sustainable design to a main-stream fashion audience and presents a new definition of luxury with integrity. The brand currently has over sixty stockists worldwide and has received an amazing array of media coverage nationally and internationally, reflecting an unusually balanced combination of high concept and commercial awareness.
Hussein Chalayan is known as a fashion’s storyteller, playing with narratives constructed around cultural identities and anthropology. His multidisciplinary approach bridges the gap between performance, art and technology. Chalayan continues to offer the discerning consumer iconic collections: an innovative design, impeccable tailoring, elegant drapery and a minimalist aesthetic.
Chalayan combines a Made in Italy craftsmanship with current technology, whilst exploring shapes and details. Since 2003 Chalayan has also used various medias to present some of his collections and made art films as well as installations. His ideas evolve around perception and realities of modern life, with particular interest in cultural identity, migration and anthropology. The Chalayan name is synonymous for cutting edge design and innovation, not only within the fashion industry and fashion authorities, but also with some of the most ubiquitous celebrities and tastemakers in the world.
Kiko Kostadinov is a menswear designer based in London.
Kostadinov studied BA and MA Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2016.
His celebrated collaborations with Stüssy sold out exclusively at Dover Street Market Ginza and New York.
Kiko Kostadinov has been able to build a cult but global following for his fashion designs, all before graduating from his MA at Central Saint Martins.
This development of a loyal customer base is down to detailed planning and successful collaborations with established brands, designers, retail partners and press.
As a designer he is interested in producing a product that can create a feeling for the consumer when they see it, buy it and wear it. Clothing with design integrity is important for its relevance and contribution to the archive of menswear, entrusting the consumer with a sense that they are buying genuinely interesting products providing a message, embedded in culture.
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MAISON MIHARA YASUHIRO
In 1972, Mihara Yasuhiro was born in Nagasaki, Japan. He studied at Tama Art University where he first started experimenting with shoe design.
Designing for the daily use of shoes drew his interests more than art to be admired, and he developed his skills working at a shoe factory.
While attending University, he created his first pair of shoes and discovered the unique design that would be used in many creations when he started his own label, MIHARAYASUHIRO, in 1996.
MIHARAYASUHIRO has a strong global reputation due to the brand’s uniqueness and highly detailed designs, which can been seen not only in shoes but also in his ready-to-wear collections.
Mihara first took part in Milano Collection in 2006 and has participated in Paris Collection since 2007.
The SS09 collection was chosen by Mensstyle.com as one of the Top 10 greatest Men’s designer collections shown in Paris.
In 2015, Mihara became a creative director of Sanyo Shokai’s new brand, Blue Label Crest Bridge and Black Label Crest Bridge. MIHARAYASUHIRO changed its name to Maison MIHARA YASUHRO and made its first appearance in the autumn/winter 2016-17 runway show in Paris. The Tokyo flagship store re-opened at Omotesando hills in Tokyo in March 2016.
XIMON LEE PRESENTED BY GQ CHINA
Since graduating from Parsons with the Best Menswear Designer Award in 2014, Berlin-based Chinese born Korean designer Ximon Lee has been taking his collection to brand-new places. Being the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award (2015), Ximon decided to start his own eponymous line XIMONLEE. Ximon’s meticulous and highly original work has since made a strong impact within the industry.
Apart from his global collaboration with H&M, he was invited to showcase his AW15 collection in Vfiles Made Fashion during NYFW in February 2015 and at the prestigious LVMH Prize showroom in Paris. Ximon Lee has been selected to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list after one year since the line was launched.
Grace Wales Bonner graduated from Central Saint Martins BA in 2014, winning the L’Oreal Professionnel Talent Award. After her first season with Fashion East, Wales Bonner was asked to present her AW15 collection Ebonics at the V&A’s at the prestigious Fashion in Motion programme. Wales Bonner’s design idiom explores black male representation and is recognizable through it’s opulent use of embroidery, jewellery and hybrid of African craft and couture techniques. Grace assisted at Meadham Kirchhoff in London and Camilla Nickerson in New York before launching her own label.
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