Miller appropriates and destroys the familiar, transforming furniture fabric from the mundane into the rebellious
Chaise lounge chic. Accessible staples were torn a new one through paste-on 3D pockets, long printed zip pulls and frayed hems. An overarching sense of resistant conformity, apparently inspired by… furniture?
From the battlefield to the chesterfield:
“Everything is furniture fabric and I wanted to bring graphics back into it, it’s taking an object and turning it into another object, re-appropriating it, destroying it and turning it into something else,” explained the British designer backstage. Taking an MA-1 bomber jacket's detailing and redistributing it around the body via fringed hems and fabrics usually reserved for upholstery infused a subtle rebellion in Miller's innovative suits and shirts. "I just didn’t want to make a bomber jacket,” deadpans Miller. “I wanted to modernise that detail and bring it into another garment.”
How it was worn:
Continuing the paste-on graphics trend that ran through Miller’s SS15 collection, zip pulls stating ‘resistant’ dangled on chests as an act of defiance. Long shirts under knee-length suit jackets were frayed at the hem for a magic carpet feel. Suits in burgundy, glitchy ivory and poppy red were paired with shoes whose laces were hidden under flaps of fabric.
The soundtracks to Matthew Miller AW15: