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Fashion Film: Nicholas Daley June 2020

by Nicholas Daley on 12 June 2020

Nicholas Daley conveys Afrofuturism, psychedelic rock and experimental jazz and more in his Autumn/Winter 2020 collection film, The Abstract Truth, released June 2020, directed by Amy Douglas-Morris Benavides and Mathias Karl Gontard.

Presented during London Fashion Week Men’s at EartH, a former Savoy Cinema built in 1936 now reopened as a cultural centre in east London, Daley's Autumn/Winter 2020 collection was inspired by the 1970s Black Abstraction art movement, specifically, celebrated Guyanese painter Frank Bowling. The artist’s iconic ‘poured paintings’ play a pivotal role in Daley’s latest work; their riotous colour blends, experimental textures and spontaneous forms set the tone for this multi-layered collection.

Continuing his exploration of the interplay between music and style, this season the designer collaborated with south London jazz scene musicians Kwake Bass, Wu-Lu and Rago Foot. Directed and edited by Amy Douglas-Morris Benavides and Mathias Karl Gontard, the film reveals Daley’s runway show from London Fashion Week Men's in January 2020, whilst capturing the seemingly ever-evolving psychedelic rock performance. The footage tracks the simultaneous journey of The Abstract Truth collection being presented and the special score from the musicians in which the music performed becomes the soundtrack for this entire video.

Nicholas Daley conveys Afrofuturism, psychedelic rock and experimental jazz and more in his Autumn/Winter 2020 collection film, The Abstract Truth, released June 2020, directed by Amy Douglas-Morris Benavides and Mathias Karl Gontard.

Direction:
Amy Douglas-Morris Benavides, Mathias Karl Gontard
Styling:
Music:
Kwake Bass, Wu-Lu, Rago Foot
Location:
EartH

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