here’s a link to my article on James Long’s collection:
I’m also gonna do a new thing now where I copy out the text into my posts as well (I feel like some of u could possibly be a bit lazy and not want to click on links so imma make life easier for u ya feel)
With his AW16 collection entitled ‘Local Heroes’, James Long set out to celebrate the plethora of people who have inspired him.
He made sure to stay away from being too literal and instead of merely copying inspirational outfits and styles, he set out to convey his heroes’ attitudes and creative spirit.
At first glance, his collection was a hotchpotch of different materials, colours and patterns but in true acknowledgement of his inspiration, the base items were actually those from the everyday, such as sweatshirts and sweatpants. Clothing was crafted from materials such as denim and sheepskin and adorned with sequins- spray paint, florals and stripes also made an appearance. Although the looks could be perceived as too adventurous for the average man, when taken apart each item can be worn as a statement piece instead.
With glitter on their faces and their hair slicked back, the styling was a distinct nod to the glam rock era of the 70s and with custom made Christian Louboutin shoes, it’s evident that James Long is successful combining modern street wear with high-end glamour.