Friday, June 5, 2009

Topman White Tee Project

Topman launches the fourth in a series of projects which invites a handful of designers to create their ideal version of a staple wardrobe piece. This season sees the humble t-shirt reworked by designers Richard Chai, Phillip Lim, Christopher Shannon, Juun J, JW Anderson and Henry Holland alongside Topman Design. Juun J : Originally from Korea Juun J made his debut in 2007 at Paris Fashion Week, now he is a regular on their schedule. Juun J has produced a poncho style t-shirt design, the oversized, hooded t-shirt has a distinctive streetwear feel.
Topman Design : Designed in-house. Topman has produced two design options. The first is a boxy oversized t-shirt with a non-functional oversized pocket design. The second a double layered t-shirt composed of two varying neck lines with a tubular folded hem.

JW Anderson: Having shown as part of MAN AW09 Anderson is being hailed as one to watch. His design uses an eclectic mix of details; a long raglan sleeve finished with a shirt cuff, split shoulder button detail and a scoop back hem. The overall look is reminiscent of a traditional shirt.

Richard Chai : New York based designer has gained cult following as part of a new wave of American menswear designers. Chai keeps the design simple using asymmetrical patchwork shapes to create a simple yet effective t-shirt design.

Phillip Lim: The US designer famed for classic designs, takes inspiration from Asia using origami style folded pleats to create a bib front t-shirt design, a leisurewear piece that has transpired from a tailored shirt design.

Henry Holland: Famed for his tongue in cheek slogan t-shirts, this time Holland has gone for a simple approach by producing a straightforward monochromatic t-shirt with a contrast ‘H’ appliqué which is complimented by a square neckline.

Christopher Shannon: Twice shown as part of MAN and renowned for re-working sportswear, Shannon has designed a t-shirt using his trademark all-over print design. This design is available in two colourways; one a tonal white-on-white print and the other a black-on-white contrast print.


dapper kid said...

That Philip Lim design is so fantastic, I'll definitely try to get my hands on one of those! And I do love the Henry Holland one too :)

Indy said...

I am in love with the retro look with these pictures!

To answer your question about the pic on my blog...I just took the picture of myself in a mirror - that's it! The mirror had a bunch of necklaces draped over it, but yeah, that's all it is! I held the camera out to the side and angled it in so it wouldn't show in the mirror.

Terence Sambo said...

I love the Philip Lim one best too D.K

Cool Indy i loved d foto a lot, thanx for sharing :o]

Couture Carrie said...

Love this! I am so into plain white tees... I am thinking of ordering the oversize one from American Apparel...

Btw, sorry about not inlcuding menswear in the animal print post ~ I'll know for next time!


Ms. Butterfly said...

Philip Lim wins it for me!

Lila Sweetheart said...

Love seeing a little chartreuse, I've been looking for items in that shade :)

The Seeker said...

A white tee is always a great piece and these are very interesting.

Have a fabulous weekend.


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