Eric Musgrave

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London Collections:Men Aitor Thorup

I don’t usually get on with conceptual fashion designers, but during my brief wait outside Aitor Thorup’s presentation in Kings Cross, Topman’s creative supremo Gordon Richardson assured me that I’d like what I was about to see. And so it proved.

Looking at the clothes, it was easy to see why the London-based designer has done work for CP Company. These are highly complicated performance garments in technical fabrics.

One story was based on the theme of some British footie hooligans being turned into Hindu deities after they kill a British Hindu boy. I can’t wait to see Primark’s take on that direction for next autumn.

The skull backpack attracted a lot of attention.

One story was based on New Orleans funeral marching bands, which gave the display team another chance to show off their impressive talents.

Aitor Thorup himself is seen here in the cap talking to style.com’s Tim Blanks.

DJ Reggie Yates seemed as at ease with all this conceptual stuff as I am.

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