Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
London: James Long is a master of fabric manipulation, and for his A/W 15 outing played with contrasts – utility materials were combined with lace appliqués masterfully. Long’s stellar lineup was presented with his unique twist on voluminous proportions and heavily layered silhouettes. Illustrations by East London artists James Davidson stood out on knits – they were inspired by the Sacred Band of Thebes, a troop of picked soldiers and male lovers from the ancient Greece. Elsewhere, cozy shearling elevated trucker jackets and overcoats, seams were left open on knits, and patches of lace were found on cargo trousers, classic denim items and jerseys. The laid-back, yet sporty vibe of his clothes exuded certain glamour. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: Patched and laid-back with a dose of femininity.
Key Items: Intarsia knits / Lace patched denim / Cargo trousers / Patched trucker jackets / Long cardigans / Shearling overcoats / Utility shirts / Joggers / Hooded parka / Roll neck sweaters
Color: Black / Navy / Green / Grey / White / Brown
Materials + Trim: Wool / Jersey / Leather / Lace / Shearling / Suede / Denim / Utility straps / Patches
Print + Pattern: Illustration by James Davidson
Accessories + Footwear: Fabric blocked trainers / Utility belts / Knitted scarves