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MAN : 10 years anniversary and designers announcement for SS16 show.



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"Who would have thought than an idea so pure and simple in its conception would become the platform for the future of Menswear in just 10 short years. The excitement that MAN still generates before every show is testament to its validity and Topman is proud to be Fashion East's partner in this continuous venture " GORDON RICHARDSON,Creative Director of Topman.

MAN's SS16 supported by TOPMAN and FASHION EAST will present the best emerging menswear talent at London Collections Men on June 12. SS16 marks 10 years of MAN launched in 2005 by TOPMAN and FASHION EAST as the first support scheme for new menswear design talent.

"It's crazy to think we've been doing MAN for a whole decade - I've enjoyed every moment and am so proud of the brilliant talent that has come through our scheme!We embarked on this journey with our fantastic partners in crime Topman back in 2005 when there was mo menswear scene in London, and look what happened as a result!" Lulu Kennedy, Director of Fashion East.


About the designers:

Liam Hodges and Rory Parnell-Mooney will follow in the footsteps of MAN supported designers includung J.W.Anderson, Christopher Shannon, Martine Rose, Astrid Andersen and Craig Green. In addition to catwalk showcasing, designers also receive financial sponsorship, ongoing support, and a place in a top international sales showrooms in Paris. 



LIAM HODGES : 26 years old designer the Royal College of Art grad in 2013 at Fashion East's Presentation before his catwalk debut at MAN SS15. Ideologically as a brand is interested in an expressive, polysyllabic masculinity. It's for men live the week, not just the weekend. 

CREATIVE DETAILS : For AW15 he offered up a collection inspired by London's local markets and characters. Dark denim workwear, patched newspaper-print sweats and British lambswool knits. Technical outwear and money-pouch details came with slogan scarves "Wear me in icy weather".

STORES : Dover Street Market (London & Ginza), GR8(Tokyo), Rare Market(Korea), VFILES (NYC), H Lorenzo (LA).

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RORY PARNELL-MOONEY : An Irish born designer living and working in London. He completed a Masters in Menswear at Central St Martins in 2014.Parnell-Mooney presented his debut collection at London Colection Men in January 2015 at the MAN show with support from Fashion East. His collection explored the ritual art of dressing, citing traditional ecclesiastical shapes.

CREATIVE DETAILS : deconstructed knits, hidden precise detailing exemplified in a "checked"linen created by removing threads one-byone, a bruised palette of black and navy set.

 STORES : Dover Street Market (London and New York), H Lorenzo (Los Angeles) and NOwhere Store (Dublin) this summer.

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  by Chrysanthi Kosmatou, June 4 / 2015.