British Menswear designer Alex Mullins showcased yet another playful AW18 collection at London Fashion Week Men’s.
This season the designer found inspiration in the relationship between the right and left functions of the brain. The right side focuses on creativity and fragmented thought, this is showcased through intensely colourful localized applications of smashed graphics. Versus the left side which focuses on analytic thoughts, which are mirrored through Mullins’ tailored looks in a muted palette.
Some of the pieces on show were reminiscent of last season’s prints, and this season the designer reinvented the prints and presented us with beautiful collages. Mullins photographed smashed ceramic plates featuring previous seasons muses, digitally printing them onto silk and cotton poplin, creating a surreal flashback of self-reference.
The pieces were a mix of classic minimalistic tailoring with the designer’s unique interpretation. His signature psychedelic patterns were teamed with classic beige corduroys and acid yellow prints for a retro look. Cream and camel puffer jackets, white shirts with modular cut out detailing added a fresh take across the collection.
The show would not be completed without a quirky spin, and this season it was definitely the eye catching rainbow balaclavas and cut shirts, exposing bare skin underneath.
Fabrics included charcoal grey and dirty beige corduroy, acid yellow and rainbow tie dye velvet along with two-tone belted stripe denims and grey shearling. These carefully considered hues set a fresh autumnal spirit across the collection and are teamed alongside minimal classics with a Mullins twist.