Highlights from day 2 of London Collections: Men included more long-haired surfy swagger courtesy of Shaun Samson, and a vibrant baroque-printed vision of skater style from Katie Eary (complete with custom skateboards). (more…)
Woo hoo, Shaun Samson menswear, now available at Selfridges… If you’re down Oxford Street way, be sure to check out the Bright Young Things windows, showcasing the work of London’s best up-and-comer talent. To go with his collection, Shaun’s window has a Mexicana theme with rainbow coloured Piñata letters spelling out his name. Sweet!
Above pic: Matthew Zorpas/Filep Motwary
Oh looky, the final video is up! You can get a proper look at all our projects, from Emily and Jessica’s bell-watch-ring creation, to Susie and Maarten’s fab frilly shirting, to mine and Shaun’s devore extravanganza…
The comments from the designers in this video are quite insightful as I really only saw this whole project from my own point of view. I guess when you’re starting out on your own as an independent designer it is a bit isolating, especially going from the security of education where you have your tutors’ and peers’ support and feedback to having to find your own way and trust your own instincts and judgement.
That said, these guys are all doing pretty damn well. I can’t reveal much here because it’s not my story to tell, but my collaborator Shaun Samson did give me some hints of interested buyers and brands who are either hoping to stock his collection or work with him in other ways. There were definitely some impressive names and I’ll be watching his progress in 2012 very closely indeed…
Last week saw the unveiling of the final pieces from my Peroni Collaborazioni project. Jessica De Lotz’s bicycle bell ring/bracelet was beautifully quirky and it turns out both Maarten van der Horst and Shaun Samson made long, labour-intensive shirts – although they couldn’t have been more different. (more…)