Fashion East MAN
by Stephen Garner

Fashion East MANFashion East and Topman’s joint talent platform MAN returns for the 25th season and has announced the three designers receiving support to showcase their collections at London Fashion Week Men’s in June.

Inspirational new creative duos Rottingdean Bazaar (by James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks) and ART SCHOOL (by Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt) both make their MAN catwalk debuts, with Per Götesson returning for his third and final season. The three emerging talents will present their collections in a group show on June 10 at the Topman show space, which will be located in East London’s Old Truman Brewery, the home of Fashion East.

Selected by MAN’s distinguished industry panel, this season’s line-up join the ranks of MAN alumni including Kim Jones, JW Anderson, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green, Wales Bonner and most recently Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY. In addition to supported showcasing, designers receive financial sponsorship, behind the scenes one-to-one mentoring, and inclusion in a leading Paris sales showroom.

“Hold on tight to whatever you can till June, three of the most exciting menswear designers in London are showcasing their abundant talents,” said Gordon Richardson, creative director of Topman. “This breath of fresh air is not to be missed. If it’s not on your radar it should be!”

Charles Jeffrey, designer and MAN alumnus, added: “The MAN platform changed my life. Had Lulu and Natasha not encouraged me to be braver, smarter, and taught me so much of what I now know, my label wouldn’t exist. This season’s designers have got so much to look forward to… it’s a beautiful riot.”