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.
Founder and creative director Samuel Ross predicts a post-pandemic work-from-work outlook, and it’s as optimistic and liberating as we’d hoped. But, like our path to freedom, it’ll take some time to get there.
Kim Jones’ AW21 collection will take you out of this world. Expect thumping house beats playing throughout and a DayGlo palette that illuminates even the greyest of years.
And not in the fashion sense. These designs are The Real McCoy.
Referencing Dame Vivienne Westwood, New Order merchandise and copies of The Face from back in the day, 22-year-old designer Sam Nowell is all about the romantic nostalgia of 1980s and ’90s Britain.
Having graduated from Central Saint Martins’ MA programme this year, the German-born, Paris-based designer references sexpots from Prince and Freddie Mercury, to Roman sculptures and Robert Mapplethorpe’s black and white muscle figures – and they’re every bit as sexy as they sound.