Fashion East, the London-based initiative that nurtures young talent, is partnering up with Slam Jam for a one-off party to present designer Liam Hodges's A/W 20 collection together with creative and skateboarder Lucien Clarke's fashion and arts project DCV'87. Bringing London's underground gems to the Italian fashion capital, the event is to take place on January 13th at Spazio Maiocchi, Slam Jam's art and events space. An early evening affair with drinks and music provided by the techno sounds of DJ Hasani, it promises to be a collaboration not to miss.
Undoubtedly, Fashion East and Slam Jam have a history of hosting the best parties. From last year's Slam Jam x Nike Class '77 collaboration at Spazio Maiocchi and a rooftop party with NAPA by Martine Rose, to Fashion East's famed collaborative gatherings such as their 20th anniversary celebration with Luncheon magazine in East London's Nike 1948 LDN space. But they are not the only ones who know how to have a good time. Liam Hodges channeled his inner party animal when he co-hosted a gathering with Highsnobiety last October, taking over the club night Mantra at Phonox in Brixton.
Hodges and Clarke are part of the new wave of London's artistic community. Hodge's street style aesthetic is infused with post-modern elements and praises wide, extravagant figures with strong graphic language. Bold, colourful and with a contemporary twist, the designer's creations continue to represent London's creative status. Clarke, on the other hand, is balancing a skateboarding career with Palace with high fashion modelling, bringing together two different yet challenging worlds. Combining their forces, an exciting synthesis arises and that is what makes this collaboration an interesting one. The essence of street style, the Italian sophistication of Milan and British coolness create the perfect marinade for the ultimate fashion week party.