Skinheads Gone Soft
London loves rebellion, especially punks and skinheads. We created them, we recreate them every season, but Matthew Miller made them his own for SS17. It’s a long-standing obsession and an almost perverse thing to capitalise on, these subcultures born out of the working classes, but mixing the harsh style with romantic artwork, taking inspiration from John Constable’s A Study of Clouds and Trees, Miller made the DIY aesthetic into a thing of refined beauty.
Negasonic Teenage Warhead
Miller took the slogan for SS17’s key motif from the song title of a failed Los Angeles band from the 90s. Splattered onto a atomic bomb mushroom cloud, the logo was placed across pinned tops and tees which along with butterfly wing badges, gave the otherwise dark and clean collection, a more laid back, youthful feel.
Slippery silk ran through the collection, from bombers to tie waist billowing pyjama trousers. Even linens were shaded ever so slightly to make them appear shining like silk in the light. Across a wardrobe-friendly palette of navy, cream and black, Miller made wearable pieces covetable, with his use of matte and shine checks and relaxed and lengthened shapes.