Man has long been the stomping ground for young designers to show case their talents. Year after year, they are put forward to demonstrate the reasons why they are the future of our industry. This season was no different, with familiar faces Astrid Andersen, Shaun Samson and Agi & Sam taking centre stage once again.
In only her second season, Astrid Andersen mixed her technical precision with sweltering silhouettes to create a collection that used the zonal expression of the body as it’s main point of reference. Models walked bare foot in tones of pale yellow and deep greens coveted in sweatshirts and basketball style vests. On show was an athletic array of jersey and lace mesh in her signature relaxed style.
The exploration of the male-self through adolescence was the inspiration for Shaun Samson’s Spring/Summer ‘13 collection. A conceptual selection of prints lay between the Southern Californians printed tees and paneled jackets. Allowing us to enter the minds of those with such characteristics.
Agi & Sam
In another remarkable display the duo further pushed the boundaries of wearable yet humorous menswear. In a tongue and cheek display they sent models down the catwalk with fake mustaches – reminiscent of Miami vice – and socks and sandals. Their ability to alter the masculine form was on fine display. Mixing floral prints with everything from double breasted blazers to biker jackets. This is what the future looks like.
Photography by Jake Yarwood.