SHOW REPORT | 12/12/2016 | TAJINDER HAYER
MATTHEW MILLER S/S '17
As 2016 was the 40th anniversary of punk, the music movement of the Seventies was seen to be a major source of inspiration for designers at London Collections: Men spring/ summer 2017. It was also where Matthew Miller looked to, to create his latest collection and as per usual, Miller used this inspiration in a totally unique way.
Fashion loves a punk but Miller made them 100% his own for his collection. There was a sense of romance to the collection that was incredibly beautiful. This collection was free from the atypical archetypes of the punk world. There was no harshness, but a sense of gentlemanly refinement.
Another key source inspiration for Miller was “negasonic teenage warhead” a slogan from a failed Los Angeles band from the Nineties. This inspiration was seen by the mushroom cloud logo that was placed on pinned tops and T-shirts. When styled with the butterfly wing badges, the collection, which could have been dark and moody, became laid back and youthful. That sense of beauty and youthfulness was further heightened by silk running throughout – on bomber jackets and tie waist pyjama style trousers. Linen was also used to create an unusual, romantic balance.
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