Kanye takes us to heaven and hell, while Balenciaga takes over TFL
Martine Rose is not worried about being beautiful. The designer spent the 90s soaking in the weird and the wonderful of London’s subcultures as they came together among tungsten lights and sweat-slicked walls, before spilling out, clothes twisted and jaws quivering, onto Clapham Common. This season, she returns to the halcyon days of British nightlife with a collection indebted to scruffy, all-night dancing. Where Rose’s AW14 offering was pieced together, quite literally, from club pamphlets and rave flyers, SS22 sees the designer dissect their artwork, appropriating kitschy telephone and paint-splashed motifs across satin trousers, shirts, and loose-fitting tracksuits. A lookbook, lensed by Sharna Osborne, Rosie Marks, and Camille Vivier, houses the usual Martine Rose misfits in skew-whiff wigs and wonky fashions. Old men shake a leg in branded, motorsport two pieces and shrunken football jerseys, as kids clamber onto car bonnets and podiums in disintegrated prom shirts and high-shine tailoring. Grab a Bacardi, babe.
In other fashion news this week, Lil Uzi Vert fronted Marc Jacobs’ Monogram capsule and Virgil Abloh spoke on a newly-shared panel from the Rubric Initiative, while Kanye West continued to plug Balenciaga, GAP, and YEEZY through music videos and Julia Fox. For everything else you may have missed this week click through the gallery below.