Three days to tell how designers experience Britain divided by Brexit and contemporary society. The London Men's Fashion Week brought on the catwalk political anguish, concern about the invasion of social media that make relationships increasingly virtual, vulnerability and nostalgia. Many are the collections that have looked to the past to dress the next SS20, drawing on the aesthetics of subcultures of the '80s and '90s: from John Lawrence Sullivan's industrial rockers to Charles Jeffrey Loverboy's models with painted faces, from the criticism of the current political situation of Martine Rose to the chic evolution of the English bourgeoisie inspired by Edward Crutchley from an old 1996 commercial of Ikea. There are those like C2H4 who have hypothesized a post-human dystopian future, with a series of looks influenced by the punk movement and utilitarian clothing, and those like Xander Zhou who are so projected into the future that they have abandoned the classic fashion show and have opted for large digital screens that show the new creations. The LFW dedicated to clothing (which actually lasts three and a half days) cannot compete with the appeal of Milan or Paris and their calendars full of established brands, but it still has something to say. Something that tries to design with clothes the society we are living in and its possible future ramifications, but is losing the rebellious and creative twist that has always characterized it and, perhaps, for this reason, seek inspiration in the past. 

 

Art & Design

 

Iceberg - Peter Blake Amerika

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Astrid Andersen - Do Ho Suh 
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Charles Jeffrey Loverboy - Arnulf Rainer

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Band of Outsiders - Amit Greenberg’s illustrations  
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Liam Hodges - Alfie Kungu

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E. Tautz - Wallpaper and upholstery in the images of Tish Murtha 

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An Homage to

 

Per Götesson - Husam El Odeh

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Craig Green -  Papel picado de colores 

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Liam Hodges - Hajime Sorayama

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Paria Farzaneh - The Purge  
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Kiko Kostadinov - Kentucky Derby

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Edward Crutchley - 1996 Ikea Chuck out your chintz commercial

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Martine Rose - Lil Nas X 

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