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Another product of the Central Saint Martins hit factory, Canadian Todd Lynn’s clean cut tailoring belies a rock and roll heart. He’s created bespoke suits for everyone from U2’s Bono and Adam Clayton; to The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood; as well as Marilyn Manson and Soft Cell’s Marc Almond.

This skill for menswear translates into his signature androgynous aesthetic, and for AW13 Lynn was inspired by the notorious Gopher Gang who terrorised early twentieth century Manhattan, mugging people for their clothes – before they’d be sent to a seamstress to be altered.

So – jackets, cut for a man, proportions intentionally kept, but gathered at the back for a woman. Skirts constructed from jackets. Sliced sleeves. Subtle yet visible details of the garment’s construction, and raw edges. A palette the urban night – smoke grey, concrete, and midnight. Investment pieces came in the form of perfectly executed biker jackets. A few lace pieces, complete with hidden horse pattern, added femininity.

The styling was given a very modern spin with tousled matte hair (a big story for next season) as well as pretty-punk brass knuckles, collar pins and septum rings by Shaune Leane.

Be warned, if I see you wearing a Todd Lynn jacket, I may mug you for it.

Hannah Kane

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