MAN AW15

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MAN AW15

Postby blanket » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:32 pm

Copy/pasted from the london fw website

MAN is the joint initiative between Topman and Fashion East (the non-profit organisation established by Lulu Kennedy MBE and the Old Truman Brewery in 2000). MAN spearheaded London Fashion Week’s menswear schedule in 2005 and proudly champions emerging menswear talent. Designers are selected by a panel of buyers, stylists and journalists including Nicola Formichetti, Charlie Porter and Tim Blanks. Each season these young designers receive a bursary, catwalk show-production, PR support and expert advice to help them launch their labels.

MAN enjoys an unrivalled reputation for identifying and supporting the most exciting new menswear names in the industry. Alumni James Long, Christopher Shannon and JW Anderson continue to trail blaze with solo catwalk shows

MAN designers for autumn winter 2015:
Rory Parnell-Mooney
Liam Hodges
Nicomede Talavera

All text hereon copy/pasted from the MAN press release. Images from nytimes + style.com

Spoiler:
TOPMAN and Fashion East’s leading designer support scheme MAN returns to London Collections Men in January
2015 to showcase the most exciting new menswear talent in a group catwalk show at the TOPMAN Showspace.
AW15 will see Liam Hodges and Nicomede Talavera return to dazzle and delight on the MAN catwalk following their
striking debuts last season. Completing the trio is new name Rory Parnell-Mooney, fresh from his MA at Central St
Martins.

Lulu Kennedy, Director of Fashion East: “We’re hugely proud of Liam and Nicomede - fantastic people and talents
who in just one season have worked out how to translate their aesthetic into great product that's been picked up by
the most prestigious international stores – Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony, JOYCE and more. We’re
delighted to introduce Rory, the standout menswear MA graduate of this year's CSM show, who was lucky enough to
study under Louise Wilson and Peter Jensen.”

Peter Jensen, Head of Menswear, Central St Martin’s MA course on newcomer Rory Parnell-Mooney: “When I
taught Rory on the menswear MA he was one of those students that could be a pain; I mean that in a good way,
because he really believed in what he was doing. And the results were great! Rory has a great sense for fashion,
texture, shapes and he’s forward thinking.”

The trio of bright young things were selected by the illustrious MAN panel and follow in the footsteps of MANsupported
designers including J.W. Anderson, Christopher Shannon, Astrid Andersen and Craig Green. In addition to
catwalk showcasing, supported designers also receive financial sponsorship, ongoing business support, one-on-one
mentoring from panellists, and a place in top international sales showrooms in Paris.


RORY PARNELL-MOONEY
New name Rory Parnell-Mooney is an Irish born designer living and working in London. He completed a Masters at Central
St Martins in February 2014 with a collection exploring the ritual art of dressing, adorning boys in powerful, ecclesiastical
shapes born from images of European rioters. A gentle palette of deep rich blues and low peaked caps covering boys’ eyes
felt quietly sinister. Rory won the MAN selection panel over with his forward thinking shapes, luxurious fabrics and
innovative techniques. MAN AW15 will be Rory’s anticipated catwalk debut.
RORYPARNELLMOONEY.CO.UK

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LIAM HODGES
Kent boy Liam Hodges is interested in expressive, polysyllabic masculinity: “it’s about a new luxury brand that doesn’t just
cater to high borns. It’s for men who live for the week, not just the weekend”. The Royal College of Art grad showed two
standout collections at Fashion East’s Presentations before his MAN SS15 catwalk debut. SS15’s army of men and boys
played survival in alternative boy scout garms, patches and all. Dark denim and graphic jacquards came with giant flags and
talisman accessories. Liam Hodges SS15 will be available to buy from stores including: Dover Street Market (London), 10
Corso Como (Italy), GR8 (Tokyo,) VFILES (NYC) and more.
LIAMHODGES.CO.UK

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NICOMEDE TALAVERA
London’s Nicomede Talavera graduated from Central St Martin’s prestigious MA in 2013. His outstanding debut at Fashion
East’s AW14 Presentations earned him a catwalk spot at MAN SS15 where he played with long tunics over trousers,
summer-bright gingham, pleating and plissé. Throw in a few scrunched leather pillowcase bags and a banging Beenie Man
soundtrack = a lot of fun. The collection will be available from Dover Street Market (London), LN-CC (London), Machine A
(London), Opening Ceremony (London/USA/Japan), Joyce (HK/China), Wildstyle (LA), K-20 (Russia) and more.
NICOMEDETALAVERA.COM

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