LFWM: Art School, Rottingdean Bazaar & Stefan Cooke – MAN AW18
The MAN Project was established in 2005 by TOPMAN and Fashion East, launching and supporting the promising London’s menswear designers. For the Fall Winter 2018.19 season MAN Project presented collections from Art School, Rottingdean Bazaar, and Stefan Cooke.
Discover looks from this year’s MAN‘s recipients collections bellow + check exclusive backstage images from MAN‘s AW18 show on our MALEMODELSCENE.NET.
“ART SCHOOL is focused on redefining the limitations of gendered ready-to-wear fashion. Directed by the creative partnership of Eden Loweth and Tom Barratt, ART SCHOOL is a platform to express their collective ideas both in art and design using luxury fashion as a communicative tool to explore contemporary queerness. The label is informed by the founders and their friends’ non-binary gender identities and aims to celebrate the idiosyncratic individuality of queer style. AW18 is ART SCHOOL’s second season with MAN and their third with the support of Fashion East.“
“Rottingdean Bazaar is the brainchild of dynamic duo James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks. Working together since 2015, the label was born upon moving to the seaside village of Rottingdean in East Sussex where their work took shape around a perversely original use of found objects. The pair also work as art directors and stylists, producing shoots for Man About Town, i-D, Buffalo Zine and Dazed. AW18 is Rottingdean Bazaar’s fourth season with the support of Fashion East and their second catwalk show as part of MAN.“
“London-based designer Stefan Cooke founded his eponymous brand with his partner Jake Burt upon graduating from the Central Saint Martins MA in March 2017. Whilst studying Cooke gained experience with Craig Green, Walter Van Beirendonck and assisted John Galliano in the lead up to his appointment as creative director of Maison Margiela. Cooke’s MA collection, which earned him the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award, explores sensory subversion by taking quintessentially ordinary clothes as a starting point, then photographing, digitally manipulating and transposing onto synthetic materials using digital and sublimation printing techniques. AW18 is Cooke’s first season with the support of MAN.“