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Fashion East and TOPMAN reveal line-up for MAN SS18

Lauretta Roberts
26 May 2017

Fashion East and TOPMAN's joint talent platform MAN has revealed the three designers who will be receiving support and showcasing their collections at London Fashion Week Men’s next month.

The initiative, which now in its 25th season, will be supporting new creative duos Rottingdean Bazaar (by James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks) and ART SCHOOL (by Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt) who will both make their MAN catwalk debuts. Per Götesson will be returning for his third and final season.

The three emerging talents will present their collections in a group show on 10 June at the TOPMAN show space, which will be located in East London’s Old Truman Brewery, the home of Fashion East.

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

Selected by MAN’s industry panel, which includes leading menswear editors and buyers, 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.

Charles Jeffrey, designer and MAN alumnus said the MAN platform had changed his life: “Had Lulu [Kennedy, Fashion East founder] and Natasha [Booth] 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.”

London Fashion Week Men’s takes place from 9-12 June. Its main hub is at The Store Studios, 180 Strand.

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