Christopher Shannon washed his hands of the catwalk — for this season, at least. Fed up with the pressure of having to pull together a full collection just for the runway, the designer opted instead for a presentation format. And it agreed with him.


Shannon said that this was a collection for “the kind of lad who throws a jacket on with his boxer shorts to nip up the shops for a pint of milk.” In Shannon’s world, that lad had thrown on a cropped black shearling coat over his blue and gray underpants.


He played with various incarnations of tracksuits, moving the snap-closure opening to the front of the leg, or teamed a black shearling coat that had been shaved in patches with wool jersey track pants pushed up to the knee. His newfound confidence translated into bold logos that appeared blown up on T-shirts, or along the ribbon trims on his tracksuits.