• Text  Tempe Nakiska
  • Photography  James Naylor
  • 16th June 2014

Angst or nothing

Christopher Shannon revisited a place most of us bury deep within ourselves this season. He went in search for the angst of the mid-teen, the time when the best place in the world was your bedroom, its walls defaced with magazine cut-outs, windows darkened with dreamcatchers and the spiritual junk we thought would lead us on a road to somewhere.

Shannon’s teen may have been lurking in a corner but he didn’t care: he thumped down the runway to the beat of Bjork, heavy CAT boots grounding looks that were this season a slightly undone yet totally at home in their unfinished-ness. Those patchworked, graffitied walls were cast as collaged screenprints across loose separates, while looks further down the line cued vivid Plastisol prints and top-heavy denim.

There was a change in direction here, Shannon bringing forth the energy that can so easily surge from a look back at youth. And where the Shannon boy of last season was sexy in his sadness, here he was this season totally owning his own insecurities.

Read our preview of Christopher Shannon’s SS15 collection here.