Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Designer Profile: Shaun Samson

This young designer struck me at Paris Fashion Week Showrooms for a mix of his vision, and his personal philosophy... 

Since being picked up with MAN during SS12, the young San Diego native has gone from strength to strength, eventually bringing him to the Paris Showcase where we crossed paths. Samson was there to tout trade and interest from the key Parisian market-  building on the interest shown to his previous collection, when stockists such as Selfridges, Joyce, Opening Ceremony, Trading Museum and Comme des Garcons Japan decided to get a piece of the action.

The crux of what it is that Samson seeks to create has been described as ‘Men’s Modern Street Wear.’ Something wearable, effortless and special, this house speciality mix has been well translated into his latest collection for SS13, which makes use of his signature needlepunch technique: a way of marrying together vastly different textures to an effect which makes the two fabrics seemingly grow out of each other...

Felting is something that Samson currently has a lot of time for. He coordinates his plans for total couture domination from his studio in London, and this young designer has plenty of wind in his sails for the moment due to the support he receives from many areas.
As a result of this, the young maestro will stick with his own label for the time being; and is soon to move onto yet bigger and better things.

Check out his site here
Press Link here 
And his soundcloud (which by the way, is pretty rockin') here


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