Irish-born Rory Parnell Mooney presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collection during Fashion East in London. Following a BA in Fashion Design, Parnell graduated from the Central Martins Master Programme in 2014, and presented his collection at London Fashion Week, exploring the “ritual of art dressing, drawing upon ecclesiastical garments and images of black-clad European rioters.”
Parnell has since shown three successful collections from Fashion East and TOPMAN. His collections are available at Dover Street Market London and New York, Isetan, H Lorenzo and Boon the shop amongst other international retailers.
The pioneering MAN project was established in 2005 by TOPMAN and Fashion East when it was the first menswear scheme of its kind. MAN has launched and supported brands including: Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), JW Anderson, Christopher Shannon, James Long, Aitor Throup, Martine Rose, Matthew Miller, Agi & Sam, Astrid Andersen, Craig Green, Bobby Abley, Liam Hodges and Wales Bonner.
MAN recipients are selected by a panel of industry experts including: Andrew Davis, Wonderland Magazine; Ben Reardon, Man About Town; Charlie Porter, Financial Times; Gordon Richardson, TOPMAN; Luke Day, GQ Style; Lulu Kennedy, Fashion East; Sam Lobban, Mr Porter; Tim Blanks, Business of Fashion.
Fashion East is a pioneering non-profit initiative established in 2000 by Lulu Kennedy and The Old Truman Brewery to nurture, develop and showcase emerging designers through the early stages of their career and has helped launch London’s top design talents.