H&M are recognised for collaborating with some of the biggest labels in the industry from Alexander Wang to Isabel Marant but for the last four years the multi-national retailer has championed those at the dawn of their career thanks to the H&M Design Award. Earlier this year, graduate Ximon Lee from Parsons School of Design was announced as the first menswear designer to win the annual prize affording him the opportunity to produce an exclusive eight-piece collection, which captures his affection for construction and volume. Working closely with the H&M design team, Ximon has reimagined the qualities of his winning collection with innovative vision as he attempts to redefine the future of design with garments that can be worn by both men and women. Originally inspired by the documentary “Children of Leningradsky”, the collection explores themes of layering, denim and embroidery with an emphasis on oversized silhouettes and architectural shapes. Available at selected H&M stores and online from October 22nd, Ximon’s experimental collection has translated seamlessly into a complex, wearable assortment of stylistic streetwear.

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