One of the highlights of London Collections: Men was the Man show, a joint initiative between high street favourites Topman and Fashion East. The partnership mentors young and emerging designers helping to give advice and a platform in which to promote their collections.
First up on the catwalk was designer Alan Taylor, a graduate from Dublin’s National College of Art who gained experience working at Alexander Mcqueen and Agi and Sam. His Autumn/Winter 2014 collection of contemporary tailoring is intelligent and fun with amazing attention to detail that sets him apart from other designers. Also hailed as one of Selfridges Bright Young Thing’s in 2013 we shall be seeing a lot more of this talented designer.
Next up it was the turn of Bobby Abley, a visionary designer with a sense of humour he is often cited as a new Jeremy Scott and with a Autumn/Winter 2014 collection which was a delight to watch, his cartoon printed sportswear is highly coveted.
Bobby Abley – Autumn/Winter 2014.
Last designer to show as part of the Man collaborative was Craig Green, a graduate of London’s renowned Central Saint Martins. The designer was nominated for Emerging menswear designer at the British Fashion Awards and his sculptured pieces have been picked up by prestigious stores around the world including Dover Street Market and 10 Corso Como in Milan.