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AllSaints AW14

The faded posters that line London's streets inspire abstract prints and dark leather layers

TextDazed DigitalPhotographyKathy Lo

Initial reaction:

East London’s streets transposed to the stark loft presentation space of NYC. Leather backpacks and insouciant London layers, worn with Upper East Side leathers and shearling.


Creative director Wil Beedle cited the ripped and torn posters of east London’s streets as inspiration for abstract printed satins, and multi-layered garments where asymmetric hems lay on top of one another like the layers of old posters on a wall.


“Each day, I witness an ever-evolving collage of posters around the streets of east London. Old ones get ripped; new ones replace them. It’s like a multi-layered, living and breathing artwork that I’ve come to refer to as Rip It Up.” Wil Beedle


A 60ft video installation ran along one wall of the presentation space, dominating the room with an audio soundscape of east London streets, moody grey skies and the city's eclectic skyline. Watch the film below.

Stand out looks:

A pristine black leather jacket with patch pockets, worn with the fluffiest of inky shearling knits, and pointed black leather boots with a toe so worn and scuffed it has faded right down to the brown leather skin beneath. 

AllSaints Autumn/Winter 2014 | Rip it Up from AllSaints on Vimeo.