Fashion mecca, TOPMAN and Fashion East’s leading designer support scheme MAN, again join forces in January 2015, showcasing the most exciting new menswear talent in a group catwalk show at the TOPMAN Showspace. AW15 will see Liam Hodges and Nicomede Talavera return to dazzle and delight on the MAN catwalk following their striking debuts last season. Completing the trio is new name Rory Parnell-Mooney, fresh from his MA at Central St Martins.
Lulu Kennedy, Director of Fashion East says of the collaboration, “We’re hugely proud of Liam and Nicomede – fantastic people and talents who in just one season have worked out how to translate their aesthetic into great product that’s been picked up by the most prestigious international stores – Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony, JOYCE and more. We’re delighted to introduce Rory, the standout menswear MA graduate of this year’s CSM show, who was lucky enough to study under Louise Wilson and Peter Jensen.”
The trio of bright young things were selected by the illustrious MAN panel and follow in the footsteps of MAN- supported designers including J.W. Anderson, Christopher Shannon, Astrid Andersen and Craig Green. In addition to catwalk showcasing, supported designers also receive financial sponsorship, ongoing business support, one-on-one mentoring from panelists, and a place in top international sales showrooms in Paris.