For AW15 Matthew Miller is tearing everything down, re-building it and re-appropriating it. But that doesn’t mean he is playing it safe.
“I want to destroy everything. I can’t help it, it’s in my nature. I want to tear everything down, and rebuild it, re-appropriate it. I want to shroud us in the remnants of a beautiful chaos.” These were the words sat before us when we entered the Matthew a Miller show. But re-appropriating doesn’t mean playing it safe. Re-imagining fabrics usually only associated with furniture, Miller gave these threads a new purpose.
It’s his first stand alone show without NewGen sponsorship and Miller chose to send both men and women down the catwalk. Wearing a series of clashing mis-matched textures in a colour palette that spanned from grey, to indigo, to red and navy blue. Details on tailoring were minimal, whilst wools and canvas fabrics were slashed, spliced and shredded. Defiant strips of fabric hung from zippers, declaring the word ‘Restraint’.
The textured grey tunic with ‘Restraint’ zipper and full bodied tassels, and the matching trousers, of course.