LONDON, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Topman has announced that it will be offering the use of its official venue The Royal Opera House to two additional designers during Menswear Day at London Fashion Week in February.
E Tautz (honoured this year's Menswear Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards) and Lou Dalton, (NewGen Men award winner for a second consecutive season) will show in addition to the Topman DESIGN and MAN shows at the ROH on February 23rd.
Topman will show Topman DESIGN solo for its third season during the official LFW Menswear Day - previously shown as part of MAN - which it co-founded six years ago with Lulu Kennedy of Fashion East. MAN has been instrumental in raising the profile of new British menswear designers to an international audience. In recognition of this success, Fashion East's Lulu Kennedy and Topman have, with the support from the British Fashion Council and the London Development Agency, curated London Fashion Week's first dedicated menswear line-up.
Gordon Richardson, Topman design director, said: "The initial MAN concept was to provide a platform for the wealth of menswear talent that was going unnoticed in the UK. From its modest inception eight seasons ago, to an established talent launch pad, this season MAN has curated a significantly larger showcase at LFW: a testament to the amount of creative menswear designers operating in Britain today. Our aim is to nurture this showcase and grow it organically from season to season. It's a very exciting prospect."
Topman continues to fully dedicate its support and funding to the MAN Show which enables the best of young emerging menswear talent showcase during London Fashion Week.
Topman remains the official sponsor of the British Fashion Council NewGen Men Award - and this season it will be supporting eight designers across catwalk, presentation and installation initiatives throughout Menswear Day.
Topman offers the latest in men's fashion encompassing a range of styles to suit every shopper. Topman's extensive collection embraces everything from the latest fashion trends to classic pieces, and extends to men's shirts, men's trousers, men's suits, polo shirts, jackets, accessories and formal wear. Topman also provide the simplest way to search for and buy men's clothes, placing it among the leading fashion retailers in the UK market today.