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Matthew Miller AW15, Menswear, Dazed
Backstage at Matthew Miller AW15Photography Virginia Arcaro

Matthew Miller AW15

Miller appropriates and destroys the familiar, transforming furniture fabric from the mundane into the rebellious

Initial reaction:

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. 

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