Making clothes for men to move, the innovative designer places emphasis on reimagining the needs and wants of his wearer. This season, he takes his vision to new heights, with a personal narrative.
In the past decade, photographer Conor Beary has gained a snapshot into global subcultures, from the Freemasons in Liberia to a retired gangster in south London. Here, he tells us why his latest focus was on big dogs.
Knitting ain’t just for nans, and Alicia Robinson is proving it head on. A disruptor at heart, the designer draws from rebellious subcultures of Britain’s hazy past to create bold new statements, challenging common knitwear tropes in 2021.
At 20-years-old, the artist is carving a reputation for her subversive take on sexuality, painting nightmarish scenes of dark fantasies, bodily fluids and the female gaze through a liberating lens.
Spending four weeks in Catania last summer – at a time when the Italian government momentarily eased lockdown restrictions – the photographer set about on his moped capturing the men who make up the city, sunshine and all.
Virgil Abloh is unravelling the rules and regulations of Euro-centric, Western sartorial codes and questioning why we perceive people based on how they’re dressed. This season, for Abloh, is about creating a new vanguard – one that is bold, radical and inclusive.
We’ve long-seen Britain’s gory gang life played out on screen, and even charting in the Top 40. As for books? Not so much, until Gabriel Krauze – once juggling a criminal career and a university degree – released his ultraviolent debut, Who They Was, last year.
With frustration comes fearlessness, if the young, emerging British artists of today are anything to go by. Responding to the politics, protest and pandemic of the past year, THE FACE introduces you to 13 bold and brilliant painters, photographers, filmmakers and sculpturists making British art special.