London Fashion Week is a declaration of all that is new and exciting. It is revered for its brave depiction of what is cutting edge in the fashion industry with new young designers leading the way. For Spring/Summer 2013, we collaborated with four bright new stars; one of which was Raffaele Ascione who showed his collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. His pieces were a mixture of feminine sensibility tapered with bold, rebellious pieces. The designer styled some of his looks using our black suede Wulfrun wedge shoes. Check out the looks below:
To see Raffaele Ascione’s full SS13 show watch this video.
As the crowds descend on Somerset House for London Fashion Week, the Underground Berwick Street store will be bringing the must-see collections to the street hosting an in-store exhibition.
In keeping with their dedication to supporting young talent, the Underground exhibition will provide a space to the designers they are supporting this season.
Draw in Light, Claire Barrow and Raffaele Ascione will all feature garments from previous collections alongside Underground’s collaborative ventures with Cassette Playa, b Store and Sibling, showing what can occur when high fashion brands and the original Underground creeper are combined.
Artwork to celebrate Underground’s presence at London Fashion Week 2012.
As the Fashion Week road show headed into town we guessed there might be a few Underground Creepers down at Somerset House – we snapped a few of the creeper wearers that were out and about during LFW. You can also find a few snaps on Instyle:
William Richard Green showed his AW11 collection at the NEWGEN MEN & Fashion East installations, Garden Show Rooms at Somerset House during London Fashion Week.
We have collaborated with William Green to create a suede shoe with a leather toecap establishing the Underground by William Richard Green partnership, which testifies to the designer’s fervent mission to promote the use of English, Irish and Scottish materials and manufacturers in Great Britain in English fashion.
Few male icons are as defined in character and legend as William Richard Green’s muse for Autumn/Winter 2011: the viking. Drawing on the fearlessness, the beastliness and the hyper-manly expression of this iconic historical figure, Green has created a modern image of the great Nordic warrior.
By introducing the designer’s already established signatures of boyishness, frivolity and a sense of appreciation for nature to the idea of the viking, an image of today’s urban viking is formed. In employing the art of viking clothes-making — including ancient pattern cutting, pleating, and armour-based attire — the collection is founded on genuine Viking Agetechniques paired off with Green’s love of utilitarian garments. Alluding to both the notion of the urban viking and to the idea of Green’s nature boy evolving into a city boy, a black council estate jacket in waxed cotton serves as a shield-like skin, complementing the functional accent of a navy boiler suit in silk. Likewise, a black trouser is reinforced with layered pleating along the calf, creating a toughened expression.
Tailoring is discreetly introduced in a red check suit with a drop-crotch trouser, whilst the collection maintains an overall non-fitted silhouette. A humorous nod to the self-adornment of vikings at war, a polka-dotted knitted cardigan with a striped sleeve also sees Green’s first turn at knitwear. As a tongue-in-cheek contradiction to the dark nature of the collection, a polka-dot print appears on the linings of all pieces. A certain viking-punk tone is evident in jewellery featuring black cast metal bones on black metal chains, created by Gogo Philip for William Richard Green.