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Christopher Shannon SS15 Mens collections, Dazed backstage
Backstage at Christopher Shannon SS15Photography Russ McClintock

Christopher Shannon SS15

Paying homage to Emo teenagers all over the world, with a strong helping of Shannon’s infectious humour

Initial reaction: 

If the teenagers from Adrienne Salinger's 1995 In My Room series had made it out of their bedrooms and onto the runway. 

The starting point: 

“I couldn't think of another word for Emo,” Shannon joked backstage. “I kept looking at the way the kids in Adrienne Salinger's books collaged their walls. Remember when you were twelve and you would just rip things out of magazines and stick them on the walls? Then you would just draw on them with biro. I remember I had a bunk bed that my dad made and I covered it in graffiti. I can’t remember what I had on it? Maybe something juvenile, like 'knobhead' or something with a dick drawn next to it!”

Man of the moment: 

How does it feel to win the lottery? Christopher Shannon is on real high after being awarded the BFC / GQ style menswear fund. It’s so rightly deserved, after all he’s been at the forefront of London’s radical wave of designers pushing menswear to new heights. This collection just cemented it further. Graphic prints, cut-out details and re-worked sportswear were worn with twisted knot hair (a nod to Björk or Mel B?) and hardcore CAT boots.

The soundtrack to Christopher Shannon SS15:

This season Shannon is championing Emo teens, but AW14 was all about their pervy PE teachers. See it below: