London College of Fashion’s debut stand-alone menswear show
Presenting five emerging designers, showcasing new work:
Asger Juel Larsen
15 June 2012,
The Vaults, Royal Society of Arts, John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ
By invitation only
Menswear design has often been considered as the more stable and sober companion piece to womenswear. With its regulation silhouette and set pieces, it emanates a reassuring consistency. For designers who have studied menswear at London College of Fashion, this view is challenged and strongly opposed. Here, the discipline of menswear as a live, dynamic field where innovation and craft intercept at the crossroads of modernity.
Over the last decade, its graduates have been building an international reputation for menswear design that asks questions and presents unexpected solutions to the mainstays of menswear design and garment construction. Material, form, function, surface and silhouette all become fluid concepts, open to designer interpretation and individual philosophies. Issues of technology, sustainability and innovation often frame the work, which is challenging, pioneering and aesthetically compelling.
LCFM is London College of Fashion’s first standalone menswear show. It is not only breaking new talent and supporting young designers but is also showcasing designers who have studied to the highest possible level (all are MA graduates) and are producing pieces demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship, skill and imagination, as well as having collections ready for worldwide distribution.
London College of Fashion, part of the University of Arts London is where contemporary menswear moves forward every year to challenge expected notions of convention, gender and taste. It pushes at established boundaries and develops influential, innovative responses resulting in startling new silhouettes and often surprising statements.
Menswear Courses at LCF
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear
MA Fashion Design Technology: Menswear
London College of Fashion