Alex Mullins SS19
Forever one to watch at London Fashion Week Men’s, this spring Alex Mullins continued his impressive ascent to big brand status with his best collection yet.
Constantly inspired and concentrating on symmetry, Mullins presented 27 looks in a series of 9 triptychs, divvied into themes and ideas as opposed to looks. What makes Mullins one of the most interesting designers to see grow is the way in which traditional menswear is forever given a twist that only he could develop. Take the tailoring for example - the show opened with a series of suits in black, khaki and tan, all of which came with cut-out florescent vests pulled tightly across slim pecs and shoulders. Similarly, denim was splattered with blue and white paint and trousers were styled with leather vests.
Having observed Alex Mullins for several seasons, the prints are always the pieces that take centre stage in the collections. Quite rightly too, when they are as strong as they were here, where they were on the right side of flamboyant as Koi carp and creatures illustrated in traditional Japanese fashion looked incredible as they swam across pink and white suits.
As Mullins continues to grow he understands that there is a need for wearable menswear amongst the concept pieces. The less adventurous will be pleased to see ribbed jumpers with simple black shorts and white sweatshirts sporting an Alex Mullins logo.