early 2010s (made)
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Lightweight black and white knitted wool and modacrylic sweater with design of a face on front.

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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
knitted wool and modacrylic yarn
Brief Description
Christopher Shannon. Look Book sweater, design of a model's face on front, early 2010s.
Physical Description
Lightweight black and white knitted wool and modacrylic sweater with design of a face on front.
  • Length: 66.5cm
  • Sleeve length: 62.5cm
  • Chest width: 55cm
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:

"Lookbook sweater – I love this piece so much. For it, Shannon cut up images and text from an old lookbook (lookbooks are produced by brands to show off their collection to press and retailers). I have two lookbook tops from this collection, and the model in this one is particularly demonic, with the image reversed in black and white. I think the wording says “FRESH”, which becomes even more ironic in this cut-up style."

- Daniel Milford-Cottam

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record createdAugust 5, 2015
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