Central Saint Martins graduate Christopher Shannon has shrewdly been honing his street inspired clothing for several seasons. His new collection entitled, ‘Never Get to Go Anywhere’ was a gripe at his lack of holidays and a visual fantasy of the trips he has yet to take. Shannon’s parents’ holiday snaps of Nairobi, were merged with festival references and dancehalls of Kingston, to create an upbeat outing of signature Shannon garbs.
The collection was predominantly formed in white, khaki and shades of grey. Shannon’s iconic typographic branding was emblazoned across camouflage prints. Shorts were key and worn with Eastpak backpacks and t-shirts were cut-out with rectangular paneling. Fringing on jumper midriffs referenced festival costumes, while Timberland boots ensured the collection remained grounded in reality.
Shannon’s work continues to show reverence to the nonchalance of the casuals, and his clothes still remain intriguing, witty and, inherent to Shannon’s vision, on the whole, commercial.