May 17, 2017 | By Samuel Trotman
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Jan 16, 2014
Stylesight’s denim team continues its highlights from Men’s London Fashion Week, showcasing the best indigo looks to emerge from the runway.
Hunter Gather cited the ’70s punk movement as the driving force behind its F/W 14 collection. Zips, upsized safety pins and Pollock-inspired prints brought a punk aesthetic to the denim heavy line. Denim pieces reflected the anarchistic attitude, with print on print styling, bondage-inspired zip placement and safety pin jacket closures. The runway hosted mostly black and white looks with splatters and drizzles of solid blue, red and yellow adding a vibrant, textural element.
For F/W 14, James Long looked to the future as influence. Sci-fi tailoring, slicked helmut hair and abstract paneling all brought a futuristic street-wear vibe. Highlights of the show were of coarse the models walking to Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” and the sashiko “inspired” paneled jeans paired with heavily quilted and mesh bomber jackets. Opposing textural elements being the theme with navy and pops of electric blue as the back drop. The color palette set the tone for an urban and ultra-modern, denim-centric collection.
Young, south London designer Kit Neale presented a vibrant collection in homage to the demolition and redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping center. He is quoted as saying “We’re really sad that the shopping center at Elephant and Castle is being demolished and redeveloped, so this is an homage to the dated institute.” The print heavy collection has an exciting and optimistic feel to juxtapose the grim reality of the redevelopment. Models stood among demolished cast sand castles in vibrant denim separates. Neo camo and jungle prints made up of graphic floral motifs and the iconic elephant and castle symbol brought a literal and youthful element to the collection.
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