Insistent drumming and a voice-over expressing the values of the model marked Tokyo James’ ceremony of initiation to the Milanese schedule.
Nodding to the Yoruba heritage of the Nigerian-British designer, the brief movie with which the label unveiled its fall assortment referenced the Celestial Church and Eyo Masqueradefestival going down yearly in Lagos, whereas a vocal manifesto underscored that “the essence of id is tradition” and what was to be introduced was “a celebration of distinction inside the masculine.”
In providing his private tackle males’s put on, James revered his twin roots as he addressed British sartorial custom and African strategies. On this daring lineup, he revisited tailoring by way of cuts and deconstructed silhouettes in raffia woven by native artisans and launched chain particulars to toughen up blazers. All-over, multicolored sequined fits made for enjoyable, assertion seems to be that require an additional dose of confidence.
In an edgier flip, the designer wrinkled embossed leather-based for pants and blended these with nice knits and sequinned bomber and biker jackets, in addition to utilizing it in vests and harnesses worn over shirts.
It was a nice introduction, but James might have pushed the envelope additional in his quest to point out totally different expressions of masculinity.