So I'm trialling a new type of post for my blog - Ones to watch. The exciting world of menswear is expanding everyday with more and more designers emerging, challenging the boundaries of traditional menswear. Here is a little list of some of the new up and coming designers to look out for.
In the summer of 2015 he launched his unisex designer label under his own name, Colton McGuirk Designs, which he continues to work on whilst studying. His
unisex designer label uses a tactile approach to echo the themes and
inspirations through collections & bespoke garments. Colton McGuirk Designs is currently stocked at Marion Cuddy's Irish Designer Emporuim, Powerscourt Townhouse. We all know how much I love androgynous design, and Colton is another designer championing it through minimal yet thought provoking design. Visit Coltons portfolio here.
Geraint Brian Lewis
Menswear designer Geraint Brian Lewis is from my home land and designs clothing with a tailored sportswear appearance. Having a early passion for design as a child he pursued fashion by studying at London College of Fashion before focusing studies at my own University - The University of South Wales. Design inspiration comes from looking into everyday mundane objects, his surroundings, society and his personal struggles with mental health, alongside the designers he idolises including Raf Simons and Neil Barrett As a designer he wanta to explore the thought provoking , push boundaries and explore new techniques and help others. As a suffer from manic depression and anxiety he is able to use design to center himself. He loves to look at the beauty and creativity in things that people tend to find controversial, unappealing or disgusting. His whole philosophy is that design is something that should be deeper than just the fabric and the cut, it should have a story and substance. There are so many parallels between Geraint and myself how could I not include him in my list?! Apart from having the same name and both coming from South Wales, we have also studied at the same University, specializing in Menswear, and we idolize some of the same designers. But most importantly, Geraint is a highly talented designer who is certain to get snapped up after graduating.
here. Andrew features in my list because he has such a great eye for creating gorgeous eveningwear for the modern man. High quality materials combined with comfortable yet fashion forward design comes together to create a truly covetable collection.