May 27, 2015
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MAN celebrates 10th anniversary with LC:M show

May 27, 2015

Menswear has come a long way and gained a lot of popularity and buzz since 2005 when MAN was first launched. A collaboration between Fashion East and Topman, it was the first support scheme for new menswear design talent.

To celebrate the anniversary, MAN will present designers Liam Hodges and Rory Parnell-Mooney and a special MAN TURNS 10 film screening at London Collections: Men this season.

Rory Parnell-Mooney

Lulu Kennedy, Director of Fashion East, commented: "It’s crazy to think we’ve been doing MAN for a whole decade - I’ve enjoyed every moment and am so proud of the brilliant talent that has come through our scheme! We embarked on this journey with our fantastic partners in crime Topman back in 2005 when there was no menswear scene in London, and look what happened as a result!"

Previous MAN designers include Christopher Shannon and J.W. Anderson, and the chosen ones get catwalk showcasing, financial sponsorship, ongoing business support, and a place in a top international sales showrooms in Paris.

Gordon Richardson, Creative Director of Topman, said: "Who would have thought than an idea so pure and simple in its conception would become the platform for the future of Menswear in just 10 short years. The excitement that MAN still generates before every show is testament to its validity and Topman is proud to be Fashion East’s partner in this continuous venture."

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