Glitter, rubber and Liberty prints please.
Christopher Shannon SS14

Sweet Jesus that was good. 

Perhaps it was the glitter in the hair, the bright colours or the rubber and PVC pieces, but there was something about Christopher Shannon’s Spring Summer 14 show that had our chins on the floor.

It all started with Shannon’s invite. Following in the traditions of invitations past-same size, font and paper stock-it showed three guys hanging out in the late 80s in a room decked out in club night posters. The usual white font was replaced by iridescent lettering, offering a further clue to the collection’s focus.

Then of course there was the show. Never before have we wished a glitter bomb would explode over us more than when the first model stepped onto the catwalk and we fell head over heels for Fudge’s sparkly creations. And it should be noted that we were little girls when the trend first came around.

As for the clothes, key Shannon hits such as zips, logos and shirting kept their place, while an exclusive Liberty print was also introduced. Suede, rubber, PVC and denim made their mark as key fabrics, striding past in translucent shirts with pointed collars and baggy shorts with two waistbands, mimicking the ‘hanging pant’ trend evident in mens style for the last twenty years.

As bright and showy as the collection was, it retained the wearable factor for which Shannon can be relied on. The added va va voom did no harm, mind. 

Words: Zoe Whitfield


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