Tuesday, 4 October 2011

LFW Day 5: Menswear

I kicked off menswear day at the Relative MO headquarters, picking out James Long pieces to wear for the show and later that night for the after party at the W (which I had organized). Here is a photo of me trying on a grey knit with my Damir Doma trousers & boots.

I loved the James Long show, the whole exotic desert vibe was really cool, for me it conjured up retro images of the American West Coast, desert road trips in classic convertibles and sun-kissed San Francisco days. The patchwork biker jacket made up of contrasting fabrics was really cool, and the styling and music (by Hanna Hanra) really brought everything together nicely. Thumbs up! Below is a photo I took at the show and if you want to see a video then click HERE:

Next up I attended the KTZ (Kokon To Zai) show also at Somerset House, which I was really impressed by. Mixing African tribal influences with punk rock via S&M it was full of detail and attitude. The soundtrack was superb, starting and ending with It Began In Afrika by The Chemical Brothers and incorporating various other tribal electro tracks as well as Beyoncé's Run The World. Below is a photo I took of the finale with my friend dancer/model Eric Underwood wearing the leather harness piece and if you click HERE you can watch a video of the show:

After the KTZ show I headed over to see Nickque walk for Oliver Spencer and then onto Vauxhall Fashion Scout for the T. Lipop show for which I did the soundtrack. I mixed Phenomenon by LL Cool J with tracks by Pretty Lights and the Don Diablo/Missy Elliott mash-up Workin' Out Is Overrated. The show itself was brilliant, mixing Native American tribal influences with African prints (created by my good friend Cyril Crentsil) and fantastic casting and styling choices that came together to create a look I can only describe as Amish rock chic. Here are some photos I took backstage with models including Leebo Freeman, Cyril showing off one of his prints and two of the amazing bags Tom (Lipop) created for the collection:

I highly recommend you click HERE and check out some photos from the T. Lipop catwalk. Later that night I hosted and DJ'd the official James Long after show party (which I also organized) in conjunction with 7th Man Magazine and in collaboration with Relative MO which was amazing, and which I'll post about later. All in all it was a very exhausting but amazing day!

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