It’s like using garments as an armour of confidence, and that ritual of getting dressed and getting ready is when you’re constructing it. Since Covid, I work almost totally alone when designing the gathering, so what I’m listening to could be really varied, HÖR Radio, Radio three lunchtime live performance, Rammstein, System of a Down but in addition like Reba McEntire or Kate Bush. A witty, joyful interrogation of the parts that make up the modern man’s wardrobe, the collection is crammed with conventional staples like the three-piece swimsuit. Playfully reimagined, a waistcoat is subbed out for a knife-pleated apron skirt, and a blazer turns into an action-ready tactical vest, each in extroverted royal purple wool. Nehru-collar jackets are spangled with embroidered-sequin LV monograms, and tracksuits are reduce from tailoring wool.
- In battle-scarred Lebanon, fashion designers are stitching their destiny Braving the storm of violence and financial downturn, Lebanese clothes