Last season, Christopher Shannon lured Leslie Winer out of the shadows to snarl on an exclusive soundtrack. Apart from malice about “stupid fuckin’ outfits”, the poet/musician/icon barbed “congratulations on being a big fuckin’ deal.” Strip away the spite and the statement could be a one line summary of his SS14: Christopher Shannon is a big fucking deal. Drawing […]

Christopher Shannon SS14
20 June 2013
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Last season, Christopher Shannon lured Leslie Winer out of the shadows to snarl on an exclusive soundtrack.

Apart from malice about “stupid fuckin’ outfits”, the poet/musician/icon barbed “congratulations on being a big fuckin’ deal.” Strip away the spite and the statement could be a one line summary of the designer’s SS14: Christopher Shannon is a big fucking deal.

Drawing from the birth of the superclub in the north west; Garlands, Paradise, Cream (but not so much the latter), Shannon fuelled his collection with an anything-goes euphoria, influenced by pre-high street clubwear and club flyers (we knew we were in for something special when the invite dropped: lads chilling in a room plastered with clubbing artwork and a holographic foil-blocked logo).

Built around sagger shorts and bomber-backed shirts, the collection segued through PVC, glitter, vinyl and translucent rubber, like a triple-filtered 90s Essential Mix. Then there was the brilliant swirling-logo knitwear, punctuated with stars on the back.

Better than Seb Fontaine giving you a Night Manoeuvres shout-out when Pete Tong had a week off – errr… – this collection was Shannon’s second banger in a row, cementing his soaring status.

This show had an immediate impact on others, too. The glitter swathing his models’ hair was a nightmare to get rid of, causing those showing afterwards to send the boys to the toilets and wash it out two, three, four times.

Some advice: never rinse away such magic. Just pair it with a Goldschläger shot.

GALLERYBackstage at this show

GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show