Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: High-cut running shorts, mesh fabrics and discarded neon bikinis as styling items were the hints that pointed to the 90s Marbella foam party inspiration behind Christopher Shannon’s latest collection of modern, deconstructed sportswear. Voluminous pleated chinos were topped with trucker jackets, sometimes with their backs cut out, and there was a real focus on Shannon’s core item, the shirt. The base of the colour palette was sombre, with the main colours black, white, grey and navy colour-blocked against pops of acid pink, coral and lime, which was particularly effective on his popular graphic intarsia knits. The fabrics felt generally technical, with foam mesh, nylon and shirtings taking centre stage. Duct tape-like appliques in matching or contrast colours were used as decoration, holding together sliced-off sections of garments and showing slithers of skin. Long vertical zips created decorative, open vents on shirts, shorts and trousers, adding fluidity to the silhouette and emphasising the interplay of colour contrasts in the layering. – Tom Crisp
Theme: Summer foam party in Marbella
Key Items: Mesh bomber, Trucker jacket, Logo sweater, Shirt, Oversized chinos, High-cut shorts
Color: Black, White, Grey, Navy, Bright Pink, Acid coral, Acid lime,
Materials and Trim: Fine gauge knits, Jersey, Foam mesh, Lightweight linings, Nylon, Duct tape appliqué
Print and Pattern: Conversational intarsia motifs
Accessories and Footwear: Pins by Judy Blame, Multi-terrain CAT footwear trainers and sandals
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