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LFWMen’s Jan 2019 – Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY Presents His Bright Young Things

20-01-2019   


Never one to be predictable Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY fuses androgynous Bright Young Things with lashings of tartan and psychedelic vibrant prints with a street play on tailoring.

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London UK. 5th January 2019. Charles Jeffrey Loverboy shows his AW19 Collection at his AW19 Catwalk Show. © Chris Yates

Old antique rugs and crashed chandeliers littered the catwalk while the collection itself reworked shapes from the 1920s. The long, lean silhouettes, the dropped waists, hand-drawn prints, the Matisse inspired cutouts, cloche-hat hair and twin-stitched tailoring.

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London UK. 5th January 2019. Charles Jeffrey Loverboy shows his AW19 Collection at his AW19 Catwalk Show. © Chris Yates

Pictish symbols and pagan fairies are transformed into embellishments. Tartan is repeatedly used; from a mohair coat featuring circular pockets and chunky hand-stitched chain seams to tailored two-piece suits, and even playful stuffed-fox tippets.

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London UK. 5th January 2019. Charles Jeffrey Loverboy shows his AW19 Collection at his AW19 Catwalk Show. © Chris Yates

As these colourful creations emerge on the runway, the surrounding performance is an ode to community and to the almost-sacred beauty in shared ideas and collaboration. Indeed, it stars collaborators such as: milliner Leo Carlton; upcycling designer Matthew Needham;  jeweller Luke V Smith and footwear courtesy of Roker @rokeratelier.

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London UK. 5th January 2019. Charles Jeffrey Loverboy shows his AW19 Collection at his AW19 Catwalk Show. © Chris Yates

This show, despite its initial appearance, isn’t intended as entirely fun fuelled fantasy, as with all LOVERBOY’s shows, the story acts as a reflection to topical events and is a visual interpretation of what is most precious to its founder.

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