London Fashion Week saw a huge array of top designers showcase their latest collections, but it was British-born Martine Rose who used the platform to speak out against inequalities in the city of London.
Shutting down an entire cul-de-sac in St Leonard’s, Rose showcased Spring/Summer 2019 along the streets, paying homage to the city, using local youth of the area as models. Taking inspiration from ’90s rave culture, the collection expressed a youthful element to the pieces with the experimentation of fabric and throwback styles. Along side bright knits, leather pants and motor-cross inspired pieces, rave flyers from AW14 were repurposed into a buttoned-up shirt.
“London’s going through a bit of a funny time at the minute and I think it needs a bit of love,” she said afterwards. Check out the collection below.