The 10th anniversary of MAN and the 15th of Fashion East calls for an appropriate contemplation in the British fashion landscape today – and a reminder that LCM probably wouldn’t have existed without it. Speaking to him a few days later, Mooney expressed his immense gratitude to the scheme: “I would never have been able to do a show on schedule without their help. But they offered their support in loads of other ways, too, like with selling, and with the British Fashion Council’s showrooms in Paris.”
He presented a collection that was so full of detail and craftsmanship; working with messy, ‘checked’ untreated linen, and contrasting it to clean laser cut edges — a feel that is at once organic and futuristic. “I think the interesting textiles in the collection always happen organically – we never start with a plan,” he explains. As the models walked down the runway, an aesthetic and textual cohesiveness was nonetheless clear throughout.