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MAN, the Fashion East and Topman catwalk initiative has pushed London's top talent since 2005, including Christopher Shannon, James Long, Cassette Playa, and, for the real trainspotters, KJ by Kim Jones, a never produced second line by UK's finest, currently soaring to further heights at Louis Vuitton menswear. Ahead of MAN's AW13 runway this afternoon, designers Astrid Andersen, Agi & Sam and exciting newcomer Craig Green tease us with a sketch from their collections – and a cryptic quote...
"The sprinter has the time to race, the weightlifter has the weights, the bodybuilder only has the mirror."
"The collection is based around ideas of shadow, reflection and the interplay between light and dark. There is a lot of focus on handmade/handpainted and crafted elements, textures and fabrication. The clothes aim to have a relaxed ease, toile-like simplicity alongside large sculpture elements."
Agi & Sam:
"This season we have been using Lord Bath and his Wifelets as inspiration. We love the way he exudes pure class and aristocracy, but in the most post modern and bohemian way possible. Expect colour, badger culling and serious water protection."