Three labels will be showing their wares on the runway at The Old Truman Brewery over London Fashion Week Men’s under the Fashion East and MAN banner.
Per Götesson; Rottingdean Bazaar, helmed by James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks and Art School, creative directed by Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt.
Showing for a third time under the scheme, Swede, Götesson was trained at the Royal College of Art and is currently based in London. The spring/summer 2018 season will be his final under the scheme.
Hailing from Rottingdean, East Sussex, Buck and Brooks are showing for the first time under MAN. Blurring the lines between art and fashion, the duo has been involved in high-profile collaborations, has art directed an array of editorials, and has attracted attention from international retailers while staying true to their own concepts of creativity.
Art School will also be making its MAN runway debut: the fashion brand that is built through a lens of non-binary. Loweth earned a BA in Fashion at Ravensbourne, specialising in menswear while Barratt received a BA in Art Criticism, Communication and Curation from Central Saint Martins – focusing on feminist film aesthetics and communicating queer style within counter-culture.
The three brands join an impressive set of past MAN designers including J.W.Anderson, Craig Green, Christopher Shannon and Grace Wales Bonner. Along with the sponsored catwalk show, each will receive funding, business mentoring and a place at a sales showroom in Paris.
MAN was launched in 2005 by Topman and Fashion East. Fashion East is the not-for-profit initiative founded by Lulu Kennedy in 2000.
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