We previously took a peek at our favourite mens fashion designers. In case you missed it, H&M has just announced their 2015 Design Awards winner, Ximon Lee. A rising talent in the fashion industry, the 24-year-old Parsons graduate – who studied menswear – has received 50,000 euros (approx. US$56,700), and will have his designs sold at selected H&M stores and online later this year. Born in a border town between Siberia and Manchuria, but raised in Hong Kong, his designs were inspired by his childhood and the documentary “Children of Leningradsky”. When asked about his future plans, the fashion talent replied that he will concentrate on launching his own menswear label at some point.
Abstract yet relatable, his collection won the hearts of the impressive jury panel that included Design Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs Luella Bartley; Fashion Director of British Vogue Lucinda Chambers; renowned visual journalist known for his amazing street style photography, Tommy Ton; Buying Director of Mytheresa.com, Justin O’Shea; and beloved singer/songwriter, Lily Allen. Looking more like wearble art pieces, his designs showed a great achievement in mastering techniques such as layering and fabric manipulation. This is the first time a menswear collection won the H&M Design Award, and it is a pivotal occasion not just for Lee, but also for menswear fashion in general.