Following the success during the last London Fashion Week, designer Siv Støldal is once again back at the Week as part of the Topman-led project 'MAN'.
This is Støldal's second outing at MAN and she is increasingly establishing herself as a rising star within menswear fashion. She recently collaborated with Fred Perry on Blank Canvas, reworking traditional Fred Perry fabrics and shapes in her own inimitable fashion, the results available from Fred Perry stores now.
Born in 1973 in Norway, Støldal has quietly been carving out a reputation for inventive menswear, graduating from London’s Central St Martins with an MA Fashion Menswear, for which she was awarded a distinction. Now living in London, she seeks through her work to find the bonds and relationships people have with clothing, and the role that clothes play as a part of our history and everyday life. She considers what clothing means to the individual wearer, with a new angle in each collection, and has in the past dealt with themes such as: ‘Favourite Clothes’, ‘Unconscious Dressing’ and ‘What people wear on a Sunday’. London’s b Store has been a staunch supporter since opening, and her work is also available from Opening Ceremony in New York, and Side by Side and Desperado, both in Japan.
Following MAN’s debut in September 2005, MAN’s prestigious panel decided to invite back Støldal alongside Swedish designer Ann-Sofie Back, who has just launched her first menswear line, and new Scottish menswear talent Deryck Walker.
London Fashion Week runs from 14-19 February.
Menswear by Siv Støldal at last year's 'MAN' fashion show