Matthew Miller AW14: 5 things I loved about The Politics of Me


Posted on 11th January, by Colin Chapman in menswear. No Comments


In terms of sheer desirability, Matthew Miller‘s show on Tuesday was a standout of LC:M this season for me. Minimal shapes, great fabrications and head to toe somber colours underpinned by anarchic intentions made the collection irresistable. Added to that, the visceral excitement of hearing James Murphy’s remix of David Bowie’s Love is Lost, with it’s halting hand claps intro booming out over the sound system at the venue sent chills that were definitely multiplying as the androgynous, rebellious looks strode out.

Taking the notion of personal politics to heart, here are 5 things I particularly loved about this collection.

1. The gorgeous, textured fabrics inviting the touch as well as the eye, emphasised the clean shapes of the clothing against the body.
2. The somber yet natural note of forest green, perfected in the biker jacket with its prominent fabric zip pulls.
3. Those oversized zip pulls: their scale suggesting luxury and the provocation to unzip and be undressed.
4. The simplicity of the collaborative shoes with Feit: underlining the pared-back luxury of the collection.
5. Like revolutionaries draped in symbolic flags, the black-on-black oversized scarves were a statement of intent as much as a fashion garment.

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A forest green biker jacket at Matthew Miller's brilliant show.

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