Alex Mullins created his Autumn 2016 collection based on everyday angst that people endure, like waiting for the bus in the pouring rain, bored and wet, just wanting to go home. The ‘process of boredom’ was the suitable phrase that inspired the basis of this collection.
All photos by Luke Hutson-Flynn.
On the runway all the models had drenched hair and shimmery faces. The silhouettes of the clothes looked heavy and slouched, like the rain makes your favourite jumper or trousers. Photographer Hazel Gaskin collaborated with Mullins on this collection by producing photos of bored looking people patched onto the garments for the textiles.
The garments that covered the models’ faces shows the warped realism of boredom that Mullins is portraying for Autumn 2016, but also maintains the aesthetic that is coherent and memorable to his brand. He has captured a relatable mundane activity that people hate doing and transformed it into something people can wear and enjoy.
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