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Fashion East: Roxanne Farahmand AW15
Fashion East: Roxanne Farahmand AW15Photography Philip Trengove

Fashion East AW15 + exclusive film

This season’s chosen few present knuckleduster rings, Japanese wooden platform sandals and even models with cameras live streaming selfies – see it all in a film by Sharna Osbourne

Initial reaction:

90s streetwear meets athleisure for a lighter take on health goth. 

Post-internet track and field:

Bare-chested bad boys donned chokers straight out of the 90s in Farahmand’s third Fashion East showing, and aimed video cameras at their faces for live streamed selfies, projected on screens. Raver style cross-body bags made a comeback, while sports-inspired upper arm bands, temporary tattoos and designs shaved into hair completed the look. 

Initial reaction: 

From Fashion East to the Far East.

East is east:

Garments were swimming with finely embroidered Koi fish, and models wore traditional Japanese wooden geta sandals with socks. Silk was the fabric of choice for textiles expert and Louis Vuitton consultant Edward Crutchley, and appeared in bombers, baseball-style shirts and a show-stealing quilted kimono jacket.

Initial reaction:

The 90s subculture enthusiasts drew on days past for an “almost unisex” collection.

Desirable denim:

As the brand’s signature fabric, denim was everywhere – in frayed light wash jeans with extra high turn ups to dark boxy work shirts, and of course their signature oversized frayed edge t-shirt, which appeared in their debut mens line. Clean white basics with miniature Marques logos balanced out the more elaborate, Swarovski crystal embellished pieces – a direct reference their SS15 womenswear collection. Head here to see an exclusive film of the collection by Alice Neale, inspired by rodeo boys. 

Initial reaction:

Old school skater boys who've borrowed their girlfriends’ rings and halter tops.

Play fight:

Alan Crocetti is a jewellery designer whose work plays with masculinity – last LC:M, he showed a series of silver pieces like the plasters worn after a broken nose, and his recently released SS15 campaign mixed this air of aggression with the homoerotic, featuring pictures of grappling men. The Fight Club theme continued this season, with silver multi-finger rings a more delicate take on the knuckeduster, and offset by boys in softly frayed pinstripe crop tops. 

Watch the action at Fashion East below in this film by Dazed contributor Sharna Osbourne, and check out our Shaun Samson and Grace Wales Bonner AW15 reports.