NEWGEN MEN designer Kit Neale has established himself as one of the most playful and daring amongst his fashion peers when it comes to combining colour and print. The first day of LC:M saw him experimenting with his signature style while expanding from an illustrative to a more typography-oriented aesthetic, for his AW15 show. Taking upon the theme of a fashion-forward circus, Neale focused on a wide variety of pieces from knee-length tailored trousers and furry pullover sweaters to oversized coats and shirts – all of which he had covered in either letters of the alphabet or texts that read ‘alive’, ‘earth show’,’25 inches tall’,’pop’ and more. Tastefully kitsch and edgy, the new offering could easily be compared to John Galliano’s ‘hobo chic’ collection for Christian Dior back in 2000, and while similarly Neale’s ‘clown chic’ might not be for everyone, no one can deny the authenticity behind the designer’s talent.
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