So last night I attended the Zippo x Christopher Shannon collaboration, the well know American brand Zippo and the amazing British designer Christopher Shannon both came together to design a windproof lighter in 4 unique designs which have their own unique edge. I have always seen Zippo lighters and know they are always the best quality of lighters you can get on the market.
So when I heard Christopher and Zippo where both doing a collaboration it was like bring the best of contemporary menswear fashion and the best of the lighter making industry together to create something fashionable yet something you could use forever and have as a collectors item.
Christopher Shannon said “ I wanted each lighter in the collection to feel like a memento. Something you can give to a friend after a night out. It’s a nod to the fact that Zippo lighters have that unique life span that can see them take different owners over the years.”
We saw the begging of the Zippo x Christopher Shannon collaboration when Shannon showcased his SS16 collection at LCM. Shannon had a knitwear jumper with a design featuring the world famous Zippo windproof lighters. The models also walked the runway with Zippo lighters hanging from their necks.
I had such a good time at the event, it was great to see the designs of all the lighters around the room and the jumper Christopher Shannon showcased at his SS16 collection. I was lucky enough to be given one of these limited edition designs when I left. It;s so beautiful and you can tell the quality and design of the lighter when you hold it.
The limited run of just 300 Zippo x Christopher Shannon windproof lighters will be available from the 12th October from www.Christophershannon.co.uk
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