River Island Menswear x T.Lipop AW13

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River Island have announced that after 3 hugely successful womenswear collaborations, their Design Forum initiative has handed over the reigns to British Designer T. Lipop for Autumn/Winter 2013.

Inspired by the historical lineage of British Fashion, T. Lipop’s signature is a seamless blend of progressive cutting techniques, luxurious fabrics and technology that brings minimalism to the fore with a considered, yet veiled, complexity.  A capsule collection of pieces that draws on a range of masculine influences, T. Lipop clashes elements of tailoring and sportswear, functional details and decadent wool and leather fabrications to create a new direction for River Island Menswear. Statement accessories such as the black calfskin rucksack and mirrored rounded frames draw on an authentic military aesthetic.

To mark the occasion, River Island have created a short film that will be screened as part of the Fash/On Film initiative at London Collections: Men next month.

Since graduation, Tom Lipop has held senior design positions at Nathan Jenden, House Of Holland and Griffin Laundry before he founded his own label. Following an unprecedented response to his work, Tom has since become a well-respected Designer in his own right and went on to showcase his collection as part of the Fashion East initiative with Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

The 16 piece collection will be available from the beginning of September 2013.

 

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