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JE CAI SS24

The Algorithmic Modular System (1) is comprised of base layers (10), components (100) and extra components (1000). These numeric values draw inspiration from Tao Te Ching, written by Laozi, the founder of Taoism. In the 42nd chapter it says "Tao breeds one, one breeds two, two breeds three, and three breeds everything". In this ancient philosophy, Taozi explains how everything in the world is formed, from nothing to one, from one to many. The Algorithmic Modular System [AMS], created by JE Cai, follows the same ideology. From one system it breeds infinite possibilities. To assemble your products, attach and detach Basics (10), Components (100) or Extra Components (1000) by using the fastening mechanisms located on the connecting points. From zippers to buttons, these fastening mechanisms are elegant in design and allow you to personalise your own uniform. After introducing the foundation structure of the brand’s Algorithmic Modular System (AMS), This season's developments further explore the possibilities of various component parts, introducing new detachable functions. The addition of a lighter colour palette and softer, more casual shapes and draping, is a notable movement, effecting a sense of balance in the collection as a whole, while maintaining the brand’s signature uniformity and playing with existing contradictions in the system. This collection is about collating and developing signature components as focal points. Experimental and rebellious in its nature, JE Cai is tailored for the modern intellectual. Jiean worked on this collection with a clear vision of the JE Cai woman and the different stages of her day in mind. Producing interchangeable uniform components that comprise of buildable look, the brand’s intention is to take the wearer from day into night.

September 28th, 2023
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APUJAN - “The Casebook of Kaiju” - SS24 LFW

APUJAN is a London-based womenswear label founded by the designer Apu Jan, which officially debuted in AW13 during London Fashion Week. The designs are renowned for integrating patterns and knitwear techniques to illustrate themes inspired by fantasy and literature. This season, the designer is returning to LFW with a physical runway show after a three-year hiatus, presenting their latest SS24 collection titled ‘The Casebook of Kaiju’ APUJAN successively released six fashion show videos and collaborated with numerous Asian actors and celebrities for special performances. This year, APUJAN returns to London, partnering with an international fashion team to present the collection in a physical catwalk once again. The show is titled “The Casebook of Kaiju”, and set for the show was the historical Somerset House. A variety of fine-knit garments, evening gowns, sports and leisurewear, printed dresses, shirts and even menswear looks were presented. Some of the more prominent pieces were: The opening look which featured a relaxed pink long coat, with hot pink pockets, worn with white trainers, with the face of the model hidden under a mask of flowers. Look 5 which consisted of a two-piece light blue outfit with skeleton arm prints all over. The vest is cut into multiple panels which are then connected together with thick fabric almost like a shoelace to create this body complimenting cinched silhouette. “The Casebook of Kaiju” is a collection inspired by the evening of a monster’s arrival, the anticipation of the people who are about to witness it, and is a reference to a new modern and different era. Those references can be seen throughout the show, with symbolic elements such as barriers, ships and the ocean, forests, tanks, news reports and many others.

September 28th, 2023
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A Look At Albarella’s SS24 collection ‘Horny Banker’

Albarella returns with his signature critique of masculinity’s norms by orbiting the concept of Alien Nation. In response to far-right Italian Prime Minister’s recent dress-code restrictions for parliamentarians, the SS24 collections observes masculine attires as they oscillate between the 9 ‘til 5 worlds of ‘Gang Banking’ and the lunar constellations of a nightly after-work-life. Silk velvet worked in bias mocks political dualities which distract us away from the flamboyant possibilities of elegant attires serving both night and day aesthetics. Feel yourself free to leave the WFH office in your boxers to dive into the silvery glitter transparencies of a wildly queer night out. Monochrome on monochrome is just an invite to look at the nuances of things, and Albarella’s irony is often found in the detail: a Murrell Knot Tie that bears the iconic buckle elements that bind concepts to an unapologetically dissident style. Always joining and subverting ideas of masculinity, these Alienated conditions of labour and attire remind us of what we carry with us across our daily lives. Bring with you a Garment Bag to change suits at will. Please don’t forget the Cherry Bag either, after all, you gotta make sure to have some balls to make money. The Bulge Bag is revisited too, the polite cut of suit trousers meekly banters the ‘package’ being served here. Things are getting serious in this jokes world of labour. Just enjoy yourself henny.​

September 27th, 2023
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Noki SS24 at LFW

Noki returns to London Fashion Week for SS24 featuring the Tin Can Custom Crew & the Super Scratch Sunday's, a fully working art installation investigating what is NESTT. This is a sustained work in progress process between stylist Kim Howells, hairdresser Nick Irwin and the textile collage artist Noki Custom NHSt. Each element brings forth their own unique creative process to produce a show that the Noki NESTT student will academically adopt by blueprint custom replication to better forward these sustainable processes to push the evolution of the sustainable expression for the future of this 21st Century style. In this NESTT Mash Up mix, Nick Irwin brings his many years of international Schwarzkopf hair excellence with his own unique teaching process, exposing on the runway for the first time the foundations of how to build a hair colour and cut for deep follicle NESTT experimentation. The rave waits for absolutely nobody as dominated by the JBL handheld freedom speakers by the Tin Can Crew, interacting with the static Super Scratch Sunday's scratchers creating a unique audience audio experience, sourcing for that sweet spot mash up /sound clash. International stylist, creative director Kim Howells brings her cherry on top PROCESS, coordinating these raw Noki NESTT manifestations on a cast of community street muses for her NESTT catwalk 2024 runway show. Not until you own your own unique PROCESS can you proceed with originality and authenticity.

September 25th, 2023
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JU-NNA Presents a SS24 collection inspired by water and waves of rivers, seas and lakes.

This season, JU-NNA draws inspiration from water and the mesmerizing waves created in water on rivers, seas and lakes. The concept intertwines the artistic essence of London’s fashion scene with the elegance and tranquility of Japanese design, resulting in a unique fusion of cultural influences. Viewers are invited to explore a world where traditional Japanese Shibori craftsmanship meets cutting-edge design, offering a unique and captivating experience. In this JU-NNA collection, the exploration of water's playful essence, the rhythmic dance of sea waves, and the intricate fusion of delicate fabrics with expert craftsmanship takes center stage. The opening look is a delicate bright jumpsuit relaxed worn atop of a body-fitted mesh long-sleeve top, which creates an interesting silhouette built on contrast. As the collection progresses we see this abundance of textures created from similar fabrics which beautifully morph and reflect the light giving it an easy-going, yet sophisticated feel and look. JU-NNA was founded in 2019 by Jun Nakamura, an Instituto Marangoni fashion design womenswear graduate. The brand focuses on fusing conventional Japanese techniques with contemporary and modern design, drawing inspiration from the designer's prior work in the Japanese kimono industry and Tokyo Fashion. Through collaboration with Asianartisans, Jun incorporates traditional Japanese Shibori into his collections, giving a time-honored tradition a fresh and unique look.

September 25th, 2023
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Coco Rocha, Leighton Meester and Eileen Gu attend BOSIDENG's SS24 Show in Milan

Bosideng, the world’s largest down jacket manufacturer, pushed boundaries in weightless down outerwear technology at their runway show during Milan Fashion Week at La Vigna di Leonardo, with appearances by Global Brand Ambassador Eileen Gu, supermodel Coco Rocha, and actress Leighton Meester. Coco Rocha Drawing inspiration from the Italian Renaissance and La Vigna di Leonardo’s architecture, Bosideng’s collection infused elements of Chinese and Italian cultures. The show was set amidst natural pathways and preserved Milanese charm, featuring themes of Leonardo da Vinci's visions. The collection redefined weightless down jackets as "Versatile, Weightless, Warm, Contemporary," breathing possibilities into Chinese and Italian cultures. Eileen Gu , Chinese American Freestyle Skier and Global Brand Ambassador of Bosideng, wears the new jacket, marking her debut on the runway for a Chinese clothing brand: “Bosideng has elevated weightless down jackets to new heights, revealing to me a world of untapped possibilities." Sharing the runway was international supermodel Coco Rocha. Bosideng’s front row featured renowned Chinese actresses Caiyu Yang and Zhuzhu, alongside actress Leighton Meester, known from her iconic presence in the Gossip Girl television series, all bearing witness to creativity and innovation in Chinese fashion. Leighton Meester Technical innovations explore floral interlocking textures adorning pieces with intricate handcrafted techniques, breaking away from traditional "rib-like" stitching. Bosideng featured esteemed Italian lace craftsmanship and traditional Su embroidery from China, investing a minimum of 500 hours of craftsmanship in each piece. Bosideng features internationally certified goose down with 700+ fill, creating outerwear both lighter and warmer than traditional down apparel. Simultaneously, three key lightweight warmth technologies were upgraded, integrating proprietary heat and moisture balance patent systems, the introduction of exclusive high-stretch fabrics, and heat feedback technologies. These achievements signify breakthroughs in crafting versatile attire suitable for all seasons across various scenarios and lifestyles. Since 1976, Bosideng has dedicated themselves to down outerwear; this relentless commitment has earned them global recognition, certified by Euromonitor International as the world's largest down jacket manufacturer.

September 25th, 2023
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The Future Collective SS24 Catwalk

Fashion Scout's SS24 Future Collective Catwalk Show takes centre stage during London Fashion Week's off-schedule events, celebrating and empowering emerging talents in fashion and accessories worldwide. Renowned for its remarkable ability to showcase a diverse and innovative array of designers, this show has garnered significant media acclaim. Join us at London Fashion Week as we present a curated selection of three exceptional emerging designers' SS24 collections, promising an unforgettable experience. Maximilian Raynor is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins’ BA Fashion course. Over thepast two years the Derbyshire-born designer has garnered substantial press, editorial and celebrity interest in their designs, dressing music artists Shy girl, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora among many others. Raynor’s graduate collection, titled ‘The Ballad of Two Lovers’ premiered with Perfect Magazine, was featured in both British and Italian Vogue and walked the runway in Rwanda for a show hosted by King Charles III. Notable featuresof the collection include ThePirelli Calendar styled by Amanda Harlech and on Stefflon Don for the Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. Kim Perets , the Tel-Aviv couture maven, seamlessly blends laser-cut technology withhandcrafted ingenuity, crafting innovative garments from unconventional materials. After trainingwith industry luminaries in New York and Amsterdam, she launched her eponymous brand,making waves with her debut collection at Tel Aviv's alternative fashion week.Perets transcendstraditional gender boundaries, envisioning fashion as a means of self-expression, as opposed tomere coverage. Her designs celebrate authenticity and comfort in one's skin, a testament to theartistry of clothing. Gazal Mishra , an engineering graduate who boldly embarked on her fashion journey in 2015,established her eponymous brand as a celebration of the synergy between passion and purpose.Committed to empowering local artisans and craftsmen, her brand evolved into a haven ofcreativity and cultural heritage. With a steadfast dedication to sustainable fashion, Gazal Mishraseamlessly weaves intricate artistry with environmental consciousness, harmonizing elegancewith ethicalvalues and redefining fashion innovation, one organic stitch at a time.

September 24th, 2023
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T LABEL Presents SS24 collection "A Shell for a Human"

Welcome home. It’s been here all along. T LABEL, a romantic wear brand, wants you to feel loved in your own skin, in your own shell. In the modern storms of nature, humans are prone to alienation. From the spaces we inhabit, tangible and digital dimensions to the flesh, no matter where we are, it sometimes feels strange. In their SS24 collection, ‘A Shell for a Human’, T LABEL examines relationships with what hosts our spirit, whether it’s a body or a house. What originally revokes the warmth of a primordial womb can easily be reinterpreted as the opposite under traumatic circumstances. T LABEL looks at our connection to the physical with empathy and affection, teaching us how to shelter ourselves once again. The SS24 collection explores the idea of a shell through forms and materials: beads sculpted around the head and arms act as upper body protection in the form of a turtleneck, the brand’s cult gloves wrap hands with sheer organza, words ‘Fashion Week Gives Me Anxiety’ spread across the statement skirt. “The show explores the human body as a shell and what my shell means to me. After having my first anxiety attack last October before our Paris show, I found the sensitivity of our bodies and how precious they are fascinating. I wanted to use the opportunity of showing this collection to be more honest about what it means to be a self-funded designer in this industry and the financial pressures of taking part in fashion week with small amounts of resources.” Taylor-Bea Gordon, Founder and Creative Director The variety of dresses, tops and bottoms reflects the diverse possibilities of what our ‘outer layers’ can be like, which are inspired by natural shapes and interior design. Vase holder bags bloom with flowers, celebrating the inside-out growth, the result of cultivating the shells. Deadstock and upcycled materials, passed from one artist to another in the name of creation, emphasise the concept of a shared, mobile home for humanity. T LABEL’s safe haven introduces a transcendently organic colour palette: brown, black, beige, green, pearl and crystal clear. Crawling back into ourselves, we invite the earth to join us.

September 24th, 2023
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Samuel Slattery - So Close To Heaven SS24

Comfort. Solace. Light. Utopia. Samuel Slattery’s SS24 collection takes a vehement turn back to a desire for sweetness. Talismans for the soul. Pastel wools, large checks, and louche shorts that recall something a child might be forced to wear by their parents on a chilly February morning. The Breton ermine symbol continues from his MA collection on a draped long-sleeve top, offering protection to those who wear it. His signature technique — snake-skin like latticino ribbons — takes the shape of a long off-white polo and an asymmetric tunic. Hundreds of metres of bias binding individually tacked one by one into a delicate protective web. This mirrors his innovative take on aran cable knitwear, in a pink ombre cape hoodie entirely hand-knit with an intricate Celtic protective band. This subtlety extends to his continued exploration of fluid pattern cutting - waistbands fall off trousers, a belt grows from the front of a long tux, and the ribbing of a supersized tee transforms into a bow. The restraint of his tailoring is offset by the freedom of abstract painting. One look is swathed in tones of green and violet, which Slattery painted using fingers only, no brush involved. Larger than life bow bags are crafted from velvety linens and licked with tonal paint that look like a carpenter’s hand-wiped marks. The short film art directed by Theo White and shot by Cesare Fraticelli follows a boy in his sullen bedroom navigating the throes of heartbreak. A coming-of-age meditation on loss, sensuality, and eternal hope. On finding’s one’s true love, and just maybe, heaven.

September 24th, 2023
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RAY CHU Spring/Summer 2024 Collection: Embracing the Ocean with Courage

Photographer : Nona Duch

September 24th, 2023