2014 fashion flashback: june
Craig Green & Christoper Shannon impress at LC:M and Olivier Theyskens departs Theory.
June was the month that Marina Abramovic locked herself up in The Serpentine gallery for 512 hours, Band of Outsiders collaborated with Starbucks to bring you the world's first couture coffee cup and the World Cup kicked off (for which Louis Vuitton designed the official Jules Rimet travel case).
But whilst football fever took over, fashion cracked on with the re-arrival of London Collections: Men. Craig Green summoned spiritual spectres on his runway, reducing the frow to tears under a soundtrack provided by Wim Merten. Christopher Shannon also impressed, with slogan tees and slouchy streetwear - just three days after he had been crowned the BFC's young designer of the year. Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz and BFC ambassador Sarah Mower were also honoured, with outstanding contribution awards from the Royal College of Art.
There were departures for Olivier Theyskens over at Theory, leaving a big question mark over the destination for the Belgian designer after supposedly "pursuing other design projects". Watch this space.
The fashion pack was also out in full force, to catch a glance of the next big thing at the London College of Fashion's BA show. Victoria Smith and Hae-Na Kim were awarded for their colourful collection, alongside Sofia Ilmonen and Jinhee Moon for a standout collaboration of textiles. They had to look no further than Roksanda Ilincic, alumni of the University and proud opener of a new store on Mount Street, to see the possibilities achievable in post-grad life.
Scandal also continued following the finding of stitched-in-labels to several of budget high street store Primark's labels, reading, "forced to work exhausting hours" and "degrading sweatshop conditions". It did little to divert attention back away from D&G, who fell back under the spotlight following a court ruling that the duo "must have known" about the house's tax mishap.
Christopher Shannon AW14