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  • Christopher Shannon fall 2015 collection

  • Christopher Shannon fall 2015 collection

  • Christopher Shannon fall 2015 collection

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  1. […] Christopher Shannon mixes politics, pop culture and sportswear for fall 2015 Like an army of post-apocalyptic consumers, Shannon's models had an otherworldly coolness to them, as if they'd just escaped from a luxury, futuristic supermarket. The collection also included pilot jackets with zip-off sleeves, oversized sweatpants … Read more on HGIssue […]

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Christopher Shannon mixes politics, pop culture and sportswear for fall 2015

Making a fashion statement about Europe’s current financial situation, as opposed to the rise of consumerism and fast-fashion, Christopher Shannon recently presented during London Menswear Fashion Week his fall 2015 collection, an inspired hybrid of political slogans, pop culture references and sportswear. In an attempt to “reinvent the classics”, Shannon showed a series of knitted sweaters, depicting consumerism symbols like the Coca-Cola can or the typical carrier bag adorned with slogans like “Broke”, “Save Me” or “Thanks 4 Nothing”, which added a political touch, as well as a sense of humor, to the collection. Taking it a step further, the designer covered the models’ faces with colorful bags, alluding to trash culture. Like an army of post-apocalyptic consumers, Shannon’s models had an otherworldly coolness to them, as if they had just escaped from a luxury, futuristic supermarket.

The collection also included pilot jackets with zip-off sleeves, oversized sweatpants, deconstructed stripped trousers as well as a series of shirts and sweaters decorated with imaginative patches, playful geometric shapes, Pop-Art inspired collages and big logos. Shannon also took the chance to premier his new collaboration with CAT for a line of fashionable boots. Merging cutting edge design, art and politics, Christopher Shannon proved that he can use fashion as a tool to talk about important issues, without losing his sense of humor or his enthusiasm. And maybe that’s the key behind his both thought-provoking and whimsical collection.