Sports and “trash culture” at Christopher Shannon

London: Christopher Shannon continued his exploration of ‘trash culture’ combining elements of sportswear in more traditional fabrics, oversized shapes and feminine details. Inspired by photographers including Nigel Shafran, plastic bags covered model faces and adorned intarsia sweaters. The collection was an innovative and politically charged message with a dose of whimsy – a can of cola with the word ‘broke’ as a message, or blue and white striped carrier bags declaring ‘ Thanks 4 Nothing’ and ‘Save Me’ were used as intarsias on knits. The lineup also featured cinched puffer jackets, oversized applique sweatshirts, reconstructed popper tracksuits and technical outerwear. The designer added unexpected elements to his sporty and streetwear inspired clothes – peplum details on trousers, fuzzy 3-D patches on sweatshirts and elastic corsets on puffer jackets. – Diego Sanchez

Theme: Sporty and trash culture

Key Items: Cinched puffer jackets / Intarsia knits / Oversized applique sweats / Reconstructed popper tracksuits / Striped shirts / Technical parkas

Color: Charcoal / Black / White / Navy / Red / Cobalt / Soft orange / Yellow / Grey

Materials + Trim: Wool mélanges / Shirting fabrics / Wool / Jersey / Nylon / Velcro / Patches

Print + Pattern: Plastic bags / Slogans

Accessories + Footwear: Utility boots / Oversized shopping bags

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