28 May 2015

Fashion East announces new talents for LCM SS16

Emerging design platform Fashion East has announced Grace Wales Bonner and Charles Jeffrey as the two new emerging menswear talents selected to showcase at London Collections Men SS16 in June 2015. Grace graduated from Central Saint Martins’ BA in 2014, winning the L'OrĂ©al Professionnel Talent Award. In January she debuted her ‘Ebonics’ debut presentation with Fashion East for AW15. Soon after Grace was invited to take part in the V&A Museum’s prestigious Fashion in Motion series. Grace’s design idiom explores black male representation and is recognisable through its opulent use of embroidery, jewellery and hybrid of African craft and couture techniques (pictured left). Her AW15 collection will be available to buy soon from stores Opening Ceremony (NYC), Vfiles (NYC), Wildstyle (LA), GR8 (Tokyo), and Kuznetsky Most 20 (Moscow). Charles Jeffrey is a Central St Martin’s MA 2015 graduate and illustrator. Named as 'one-to-watch' by US Vogue.com, his final collection (pictured right) featured deconstructed jumpers cut-out and collaged with coloured tape, abstract painted jeans with knotted leather belts, completed with shirts and tailored trousers. The designers follow in the footsteps of alumni including: Sibling, Nasir Mazhar, Martine Rose, Matthew Miller, Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen and Craig Green, who all started out at Fashion East’s Men’s Presentations. Plus special guests hosted by Fashion East such as Gosha Rubchinskiy and Judy Blame.

Twitter: @wales_bonner / @_charlesjeffrey

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