Monday Nights

Sweater
early 2010s (made)
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Black sweater with cream, orange and grey design of a cigarette packet with the logo tweaked to read "Monday Nights."


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Materials and Techniques
knitted cotton yarn
Brief Description
Christopher Shannon. 'Monday Nights' sweater, early 2010s.
Physical Description
Black sweater with cream, orange and grey design of a cigarette packet with the logo tweaked to read "Monday Nights."
Dimensions
  • Length: 73cm
  • Sleeve length: 68cm
  • Chest width: 54cm
Credit line
Given by Charlie Porter
Object history
This is part of a group of early 2010s menswear donated to the V&A by Charlie Porter, one of the most influential British menswear fashion journalists of the early 21st century. In 2000 Porter became deputy fashion editor for The Guardian, and since then, has worked as an associate editor for GQ and deputy editor for Fantastic Man. He currently writes for The Financial Times as their menswear critic, in addition to his freelance work, DJ-ing and maintaining an active blogging presence online. Porter is particularly known for his understanding of contemporary menswear and familiarity with developing streetwear and alternative trends.



At the time of the donation, Porter provided commentary on many of the pieces. He said of this piece:



"Shannon would never claim to be an optimist. Often in his clothing, a particularly moody outlook emerges, even if everything seems up and bright and vivid and fun. For this show, he made a series of sweaters patterned with cigarette packets, their corporate logo replaced by particularly droll slogans. This one is hilariously bleak – ‘Monday Nights’ – for some the most tortuous night of the week. I’d have to check with Shannon, but I think he got into some trouble with the cigarette makers – he had to swiftly shift his stock before their threats were made real."



- Daniel Milford-Cottam

20/05/2016
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Accession Number
T.88-2015

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record createdAugust 5, 2015
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