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Christopher Shannon

Photographed exclusively for FAULT Magazine by Chris Yates
Photographed exclusively for FAULT Magazine by Chris Yates

A DIY theme took centre stage at Christopher Shannon for AW15 as deconstructed casualwear was paired with accessories crafted from plastic shopping bags. The bags were a recurring motif with sweaters carrying appliqued illustrations of them with the tongue-in-cheek slogan ‘save me’. Next autumn, the designer invites his customers to get creative with his clothing too in the form of Velcro patches on sweatshirts and jackets with stick on shapes.

Remember those ADIDAS popper tracksuits you had in the 90s? They’re back thanks to Shannon except this time they’re left undone in multiple strips to create thick tassels for an ‘accidentally on purpose’ scruffiness. Unusually for a men’s collection, waists were accentuated with mini peplum hems on t-shirts and ruched midriffs on puffa jackets.

The bright white, cobalt and red pieces were supposedly inspired by a sunny summer spent in Aix-en-Provence but with all those plastic bags floating around we couldn’t help but bring to mind a certain supermarket chain…

-Olivia Pinnock

Photography: Chris Yates



Todd Lynn

Good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll was on the agenda at Todd Lynn with a live soundtrack from garage punk duo Slaves. Both menswear and womenswear were presented, though the need to differentiate the two seems pointless in the androgynous collection where models sported identical black bob wigs.

Tight, drainpipe tuxedo trousers, plunging suit lapels with nothing underneath and fringed suit jackets looked back to the designer’s early years as a designer creating bespoke suits for the likes of Mick Jagger, Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love and PJ Harvey. For the rock star’s downtime, the AW15 collection includes long shearling gilets, navy fur bombers and cropped leather jackets. For the brave, suits in a garish pea green also tapped into the vintage vibe.

There seems to be a cry for sex appeal in menswear at the moment and fortunately for Todd, this is his area of expertise.

-Olivia Pinnock