Established in 2005, the MAN project supported up and coming designers to shine a light on Britain’s best. Standing behind JW Anderson back in the day, and launching the success of brands like Craig Green, Charles Jeffrey and Kim Jones, MAN has deciphered the menswear scene in London. Taking us on a wild trip through the eyes of three houses – Art School, Rottingdean Bazaar and Stefan Cooke – London fashion will never be the same.
Bashing down the boundaries of gendered ready-to-wear, ART SCHOOL is Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt’s platform to express their collective ideas, communicating ideas of contemporary queerness and redefining shapes with the aim of enabling dialogues of diversity. For AW18, ART SCHOOL have taken a gentler turn, embracing their own way of soft tailoring: “garments are designed on the body rather than a flat surface or the dummy and constructed directly on the wearer, with their lives, history and experience in mind”. Empowered and innovative, the duo’s creations spoke loudly, promising that society’s constructed gender ideals were no more.