Christopher Shannon takes us on a journey through 1980's Liverpool right up to the modern day with his Spring Summer 2014 collection. Inspired by the super club scene and the eclectic, vibrant aesthetic that accompanied it, Shannon references the Liverpool and Manchester clubs such as Cream, Garlands and Paradise.
Psychedelic prints and stand out logos dominate the collection which is comprised of slouchy patterned and tailored trousers, bomber jackets and printed shirts. It is a collection designed by a man for men and that is exactly what makes the Christopher Shannon aesthetic so appealing. He pushes boundaries but knows the limits.
Liberty also collaborated with Christopher Shannon for this collection, producing nylon fabrics printed with the signature Liberty floral print. It was the first time Liberty have collaborated on a project like this and the results are fantastic.
The mix of modernism and heritage produces a collection which is timeless and rich in cultural references. Glittery hair and trainers give the collection a much loved, playful edge and allows it to transcend any age or social boundaries. Although a shift from what we are usually used to seeing from Christopher Shannon, it is an exciting taster for things to come. We are eager to see more.
WORDS | GRACE MOLAN
PHOTOS | GRACE MOLAN AND MASON MOORE