Alex Mullins’ SS19 collection was a breath of fresh air, with incredibly strong looks which did not pay homage to the status quo. This was a whistle stop journey through nine three-look groups in order to visit the sheer variety of menswear that isn’t often shown or imagined on the catwalk.
There were double-breasted boxy two tone jackets with contrasted colours to provide a refreshing zing. The waterproof swimming trunk fabric with layers of neon were a stroke of genius! I just loved the sheer confidence of this collection and my personal highlight was the burnt rose suit printed with an Asian koi fish pattern. It was just so ethereal and sang to my Pisces Moon. The Piscean energy of having one fish looking forward and one looking back in the ethereal waters was just so poignant here, showing the connection between a classic reference to the past with a suit, but bringing it firmly into the future with a beautifully reimagined print.
It was amazing to learn that Mullins was inspired by some stickers which he found in a local bargain shop, showing us that the most beautiful things can be found in the most unexpected places. All in all, this was a perfectly iconoclastic collection which sang to my soul!
Words // Christobelle Batchelor – Fashion Director