FAULT Magazine Reviews Alex Mullins LCM SS17 SHOW

Walking down to “Let’s have a Kiki” by the Scissor Sisters, Alex Mullins’ models had an iridescent shine on their faces echoing his AW16 collection. The Royal College of Art graduate with his own label being relatively new, he left the room in awe after his SS17 boasted of earthy tonals, dusky pinks and layered straps. The show notes said he “takes on the repetitive and formulaic traits of the internet by self-referencing to form memes within the collection, building, customising, cutting and pasting ideas in a construction worker style” and this we saw.

The cream tops had prints on them with Mullins holding flowers, or holding some of his branded products as well as goldfish and bricks – possibly the new print we’ll be wearing soon. Frayed hems and light jackets showed his bespoke tailoring picked up at McQueen and it reflected his signature handmade feel. Asymmetric sleeves and jacket lengths and wide leg bottoms reminiscent of construction trousers gave the collection “baggy silhouettes that breathe. On that vein, loose boxy layers and a likeness to fringing with his use of strappy tassels were really the main features of this lustful spring collection.


Words: Lizzie Griffin