James Long was an undoubted highlight of the menswear dedicated day at London Fashion Week this season. Camouflage was melted into paint splodges, sureally evolving the military trend thats regimented menswear for months into a colourful Tate Modern exploration. I love the illusion of clothes dripping in colour, as if artwork is pouring out of the knits that themselves waterfall down in length aswell. And the mesh looks like dyed honeycomb that stains and swirls during
movement. It’s another collection that refreshingly injects adventure and ‘camp masculine’ into menswear; because while there’s nothing wrong with razor blazers and suits, who says a splash of wild floral or heated Pollock esque art cant be tattooed into our winter hearts.
I previously mentioned and favoured an equally striking print from Frankie Morello, where floral and the 80’s came back to the man with a bang. And on my brief weekend back to the countryside, I picked up a shirt with hundreds and thousands of flowers scattered around. Can’t wait to bring this countryside print back to the city.