London, UK (PRWeb UK) September 13, 2009
The original MAN showcase, an initiative between Topman http://www.topman.com and Fashion East, continues to build upon its stellar foundations; identifying, supporting and presenting the best in emerging menswear talent in London. MAN has provided a platform for new design talent since 2005, supporting the likes of Kim Jones, Derek Walker, Siv Stoldal, Cassette Playa and James Long among others.
This season MAN welcomes back two of the hottest menswear names of the moment, Christopher Shannon and J W Anderson. Both will show alongside the well established Topman Design collection and will be joined on the catwalk for the first time this season by the gothic beauty of Katie Eary, first discovered in Fashion East's Menswear Installations at The Old Embassy Town House last season.
For the very first time Topman will extend their support to designers by including the AW09 mainline collections from Christopher Shannon and James Long which were shown last season at MAN within their Topman Oxford Circus Flagship. The collections will be housed in the new 2nd floor due to be unveiled for London Fashion Week and forms part of the store's huge redevelopment programme. JW Anderson will be working on a separate project with Topman; which will be announced later in the year.
"Our designers perfectly represent London and it's undeniable energy. When I see their collections coming down the MAN runway it makes me wish I was a boy - I'd be kitted out head to toe! I'm very excited by the industry's massive response to MAN and proud that our initiative has kick-started a successful menswear scene at LFW," comments Lulu Kennedy, Director of Fashion East
Note to editors
- Topman first started trading in 1978
- There are now 185 Topman stores in the UK. Topman Oxford Circus regularly sees 75,000 customers each week
- There are Topman stores in over sixty cities worldwide including America, China, Japan and Russia
- Topman.com regularly ranks #2 store next to the Oxford Circus Flagship in the brand's portfolio with over 280,000 unique visits every week
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