Christopher Shannon is a London-based Liverpudlian fashion designer specialising in menswear.
Shannon graduated from Central Saint Martins with a MA in Menswear, studying under Louise Wilson. After working with the designers Judy Blame, Kim Jones, William Baker, and the fashion label Helmut Lang, he launched his business at the end of the first decade of the 2000s with sponsorship from NEWGEN MEN, a programme launched by the British Fashion Council and Topman for supporting up-and-coming British menswear designers. When Shannon presented his Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Men's Day at London Fashion Week in September 2010, the fashion journalist Charlie Porter named him as one of the two key designers of the day for his contemporary, colour-blocked streetwear-influenced pieces. His work combines elements of masculine sportswear with unexpected details such as traditionally feminine frills, folklore influences, or patchwork and embroidery.
Along with Nasir Mazhar and Michael van der Ham, Shannon was asked to design costumes for dancers in the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.