7 posts tagged "Todd Lynn"
The white shirt is having a moment at LC:M—but it’s not the boring wardrobe staple kind. First up was Massimo Casagrande, who put rubber and graphic details on his impeccably tailored tops at Fashion East. Then there was Alastair Guy’s new exhibition, White Shirts, which debuted via a private view at the Century Club last night. The photographer lensed the likes of David Gandy, Luke Evans, and Todd Lynn in crisp white wares, and showed us how the right subject can make the oft ordinary look extraordinary.
Emerging brand Palmer//Harding (designed by Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding), too, proved just how covetable a white shirt can be. “We feel the white shirt is a neglected bit of a man’s wardrobe,” offered Palmer. “Yes, they can be beautifully done and impeccably tailored, but they are always thought of as layering pieces, and we want to make the white shirt the star of the show.”
For their second official menswear collection, Palmer and Harding aimed to inject the ease and attitude of a T-shirt into more traditional shirting options. And they did just that with an artfully constructed button-down with a built-in jersey tee feature, asymmetrical options, their now-signature spiral pleat back, and their amusing reverse mullet shirt. “Yellow in the front is the party bit and white in the back is the business end,” explained Palmer.
Trousers with neon belt-loop details, a chartreuse biker jacket, and a teal suede tunic rounded out the collection, and demonstrated why the duo have already caught the eye of stockists like Dover Street Market and Ikram. “I find that men can be quite timid in their fashion choices,” said Palmer. “They want something traditional, but they also need something a little fashion-y to break up the same old, same old. Our collection is still safe—but we hope there’s a lot of modernity in it.”
This morning, the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the three womenswear designers—Mary Katrantzou, Henry Holland, and Louise Gray—and one menswear designer, James Long, who have been awarded the Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons of London shows. Long is the first menswear designer to receive funding from the Fashion Forward program. They are in good company. In the past six years of the program, the winners have included Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, and, last year, Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, and Meadham Kirchhoff.
With women’s fashion weeks just around the corner, designers are scrambling to get their preparations in order—and those charitably inclined are reaching for their checkbooks. The latest boost comes courtesy of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward Prize, which was presented last night in London. Peter Pilotto, Todd Lynn, and Meadham Kirchhoff all walked away with a cash infusion for their upcoming presentations in February and September and industry mentorship—despite the fact that the award is typically given to a single designer or label. They’re in good company: Past winners include Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Saunders, Louise Goldin, and Richard Nicoll.
Above, models wear Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Todd Lynn and yesterday’s announcement.
We confess: It’s hard to click through our complete London coverage without getting a little covetous of the goods hitting the English runways. But good news has arrived for stateside shoppers looking to get their hands on some U.K. goods: The British Fashion Council and the e-retailer thecorner.com have teamed up to offer some of the best of British fashion on sale online. Five emerging London designers—all from the BFC’s LONDON show ROOMS initiative—are offering Fall pieces on a dedicated mini-site on The Corner, just in time for LFW. Get your Faster by Mark Fast, Christopher Raeburn, Todd Lynn, Michael Lewis London, and Mary Katrantzou (including this eye-popping print dress, left), as well as exclusive video content from the designers themselves. Shipping, it goes without saying, is worldwide. If you can’t get to London, at least you can get London to you.