Again to high school? Saul Nash has designed the good uniform going
As London Vogue Week made an IRL return this weekend, it was Central Saint Martins-educated Saul Nash who opened the five-day vogue extravaganza, which continues immediately.
Based in 2018, Nash’s eponymous model is likely one of the key gamers on London’s menswear scene, and, in reflection of the designer’s background as a choreographer in addition to a designer, he’s perfected a unity between luxurious vogue and practical garb. Every of the 2021 LVMH Prize semifinalist’s collections contains technical clothes minimize from light-weight supplies sourced from his North London stomping floor. Padded coats and gilets are sometimes minimize from PrimaLoft, a super-lightweight insulation, whereas zip-heavy tracksuit trousers are assortment mainstays.
His Spring/Summer time 2022 providing, titled “Fragments” and which he previewed on Friday morning, is extra of the identical. Themed round his private recollections of going to high school in North London, every class-ready garment affords a beforehand unseen potential to maneuver and, in flip, is a delicate damning of the rigidity of institutionalised schooling and corresponding uniforms.
An old-school PE package is recast as a magnetised vest, minimize from deadstock pique that sits over a technical short-sleeve high, whereas observe pants are served as Nash’s tackle faculty trousers. Nash deliberately distorted the normal short-sleeve uniform shirt, as a substitute chopping it as a zip-up jacket in nylon, with cutaways on the armhole lined with mesh for air flow.
Elsewhere, reversible nylon cagoules come plain on one facet and printed with vibrant motifs on the opposite, one in every of which is a warped picture of Oyster journey playing cards. Nash defined that beforehand these got freed from cost by the London transport authority to high school goers, which are actually doubtless going to be taken away.
Footwear comes within the type of Nike Dunks and Kickers (who didn’t take into account these the one worthy faculty footwear?), which got here with sports activities laces. In the meantime, “Simply Do It” backpacks had been customised by Nash, emblazoned with “Saul Nash” stickers, in the identical means that youngsters within the early 2000s embellished their very own baggage.
Had been we heading again to high school this September, that is what we’d need to be kitted out in.
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