Carolyn Massey, a 28 year old London based menswear British menswear designer, completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in June 2005. After ‘frustration, boredom and demand’ she launched her self-named label, Carolyn Massey in June 2006 in Paris.
Carolyn Massey exhibits in Paris during mens’ fashion week and for the second time running, has also just been one of the first brands to be awarded ‘New Gen Men’ a new initiative launched last season to support emerging menswear talent. This means that Massey will again show on schedule as part of Menswear day at London Fashion Week in February 2010, as well as receiving sponsorship and ongoing business support.
Carolyn also designs a collection 4 times a year for Topman. ‘Carolyn Massey for Topman’ came about when Carolyn was approached in her 1st season in Paris by Matthew Murphy, owner of B store who coordinates the ‘LENS’ area in Topman, which focuses upon designer collaborations. 6 seasons later, and the collaboration is still going strong, with Massey achieving high sell thrus and an army of fans eager to snap up the limited edition collections.
Carolyn Massey is known for her quintessentially elegant English cuts and details, a detail obsessive, her work starts with a military tailoring perspective and is inspired by how menswear has been appropriated during times of civil or social unrest.