This time of the year is the season of resorts and also the landing of the graduation collections from all the numerous iconic colleges of fashion, especially in the U.K (London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Fashion...). Alex Mullins comes from this background, he started at Central Saint Martins and finished his MA in menswear at the Royal College of Fashion followed by the launching of his menswear line in Spring 2013. Mullins got the support of the British Fashion Council and of the NewGen committee, joining the list of talented young designers at LC:M for Spring 2015. We can't wait to see what he's going to deliver, considering his early years in the business with two collections that had a serious impact on us. Mullins has a strong aesthetic with a unique way of telling a story. Googling his name on the web to get more information make us discover his tumblr page gathering all his inspirations for his AW14 collection, especially his obsession with the West Coast and Cowboys. This collection presents an idea of a modern casual wardrobe with references to American Cowboys. It's like starting with the stereotypes of cowboys and taking it to another level of sophistication. The handmade painting print is so exquisite, unique and surprising on the denim pieces, on the woolen belted coat, on the bomber jacket and on the tops, definitely our favourite pieces from this collection. More than work of art pieces, Mullins focused on the idea of a perfect essential wardrobe for a modern man as he updated his version of a trench coat, a bomber jacket, a jeans, a parka, a denim jacket... The silhouette is the expression of coolness with all these loose proportions in every piece of the collection. Cowboys are no obsessions for us, but with Mullins's American Dream collection, we will have to reconsider this idea.
All these pictures come from Mullins's website.