Typical Freaks was created by design duo Seun Ade-Onojobi, a Central Saint Martins graduate, and Sonia Xiao, a London College of Fashion graduate, who merged their creativity together to create a unique collection. The brand produce everything in the Uk and the garments are hand painted.
And I remember where I have seen this brand for the first time: It was actually on ASOS Marketplace, where they sold a couple of dope fashion pieces for females. Started from the bottom now you guys here…
Their debut collection for AW15 has taken inspiration from an alternative play on dog pageants. Drawing initial inspiration from famous streakers such as the infamous Erika Roe from the 1970’s as a starting point. To counterbalance a seemingly conservative and reserved outward appearance the Typical Freaks designers explored themes throughout this collection such as exhibitionism, anarchy and nudity.
All good things must come to an end. And so does LCM SS16. And this end was pretty good with a fashion show by Xander Zhou.
I have been a huge fan of his since his FW13 show, where I learned that everything is “wicked” and that “boys will be boys“. Xander Zhou studied Industrial Design in China and Fashion Design in the Netherlands. He established his label in 2007 and is based in Beijing. And for me coming where I come from and being able to sit (ok let’s be honest: stand) in one of the shows, that you usually just see pictures of, is so surreal. And I wish the pics below could show you what I have seen and let you feel what I felt, but seriously I just failed. However you still have to take a look.
To put this LCM ending in words of Xander: “I always believe that the best is yet to come.”
When each piece of a collection is a 10/10 then you know it’s a KTZ collection. And I still don’t get how every single look can turn out to be pure perfection. Season after season after season. Like there is not one weak look at all in this SS16 collection. NOT ONE WEAK LOOK! They don’t have no award for that.
Conceived in 2003, KTZ is a contemporary London-based fashion label under the creative direction of Marjan Pejoski and management of Sasko Bezovski. The label designs men’s and women’s ready-to-wear clothing with couture detailing known for its raw energy and contemporary urban edge, but also for embracing ethnographic references and multiculturalism.
KTZ made my LCM SS16 and I am thankful for being able to witness this collection:
Casely-Hayford‘s SS16 collection during LCM proved to me again that the fashion business is such a small world. Like for example the models: you see them from season to season, from one city to another, to a point where you feel like you really know the models, because you literally see them during a show, on a magazine cover, at the after party, a blog, here and there. And this is what happens with so many people and I wonder if they think the same about me (probably they don’t and 0 fux are given).
However let’s focus on the fashion again. The Casely-Hayford ethos represents a unique expression of freedom created when conformity threatens identity, or convention restricts spontaneity; the brand fuses this expression of the free spirit with the very particular gestures of English sartorialism. The House aims to distil a multitude of ideas into a simple pure entity: innovation through tradition. And that’s what they also did with SS16.
Joe Casely-Hayford OBE has a career which reflects the progress of menswear. Early in his career Joe dressed the Clash and U2 whilst simultaneously working on his eponymous brand for men and women – showing on the runways of Paris, Tokyo and London. More recently, taking on the role of Creative Director of Gieves & Hawkes, Joe contributed to the re-positioning of the 200 year Old Savile Row house, known for dressing members of the establishment. Before studying at Saint Martin’s, Charlie apprenticed in his father’s studio from a young age, learning design, menswear history and technical skills. He began to work in fashion from the age of 21, having styled musicians ranging from the UK’s XX to American hip-hop artist Nas. The brand now has as international following that ranges from musicians Mos Def and Drake to actors Robert Downey Jnr and Michael Fassbender. Sold in exclusive boutiques around the world, the Casely-Hayford House is undeniably forging a new handwriting of modern English style.
Wroom wroom. MUTANT, the new collection from Meat Clothing, takes us to the motocross track to get dusty with some strong and confident racing babes. No longer are the days of just hot girls in bikinis. Tribal and traditional motocross ‘fashion’ plays a heavy influence for the line, which also includes MEATbranding in the form of their own sponsorship. Notable design developments of ‘Mutant’ can be found in the construction of paneling and heavy attention to detail. With it’s deliberately vibrant colour palette and unifying designs, ‘Mutant’ invites you to join the tribe. Meat launched the collection with an explosive show at the world famous fetish club Torture Garden, featuring dancers choreographed by Jessica Holder (M.I.A – bad girls), music by Darq E Freaker & SOPHIE and visuals by Rollz Royce.