WATCH: Take A Psychedelic Trip Back In Time To Nicholas Daley’s AW20 Collection ‘The Abstract Truth’
Always a highlight to the London Fashion Week schedule, modern-day menswear maven Nicholas Daley knows how to put on a show. Music is integral to the joint LVMH Prize winner’s design process, and with every catwalk presentation comes another fantastic cohort of musicians ready to leave the fashion pack spellbound. Daley’s AW20 collection, The Abstract Truth, was particularly special. Collaborating with South London jazz musicians Kwake Bass, Wu-Lu and Rago Foot, the designer offered a psychedelic rock masterclass. As part of the inaugural digital London Fashion Week, Daley has released a film that takes us back to that magical night at Earth in Dalston. Directed by Amy Douglas-Morris Benavides and Mathias Karl Gontard, the footage is soundtracked by afro-futuristic stylings of the musical trio, taking you both backstage and to the catwalk itself. The collection, which will soon be hitting stores, looked to the Black Abstraction art movement of the 1970s. In particular the work of Guyanese painter Frank Bowling, who’s ‘poured paintings’ Daley paid homage to throughout the collection. This is the sort of psychedelic trip you don’t want to end.