Artisanal chaos at Matthew Miller

London: Resistant was the name given to Matthew Miller’s collection for A/W 15 – ‘I want to destroy everything, I can’t help it, it’s in my nature’ – stated the designer backstage. Equally inspired by romance and decay, Miller’s conceptual outing highlighted masculinity and political issues. For instance, jackets, coats and tailored trousers were shredded and ripped, then stitched or patched back together. He referenced utility and destruction by attaching details from MA-1 bomber jackets. This season continued the collaboration with top textiles company Kvadrat – ‘I personally wanted to challenge myself in terms of materials’, Miller said – giving the lineup an artisanal sensibility. Interior design fabrics were used on tailored blazers, fringed tunic tops and trousers. The result was a charming and beautiful chaos. – Diego Sanchez

Theme: Artisanal chaos

Key Items: Fringed tunic tops / Perfecto jackets / Tailored trousers / Patched trousers / Denim truckers

Color: Canvas grey / Indigo blue / Bright red / Burnt burgundy / Cream

Materials + Trim: Upholstery fabrics / Canvas / Wool / Leather / Embroidery / Oversized MA-1 pockets / Hang-tags

Print + Pattern: Artisanal patching

Accessories + Footwear: Fringed slip-ons / Upholstery trainers

View more images in CATWALK GALLERY

Know what’s next. Become a WGSN member today to benefit from our daily trend intelligence, retail analytics, consumer insights and bespoke consultancy services.