John Alexander Skelton Fall/Winter 2012 Collection
Drawing on British gang uniforms and examples of Brutalist architecture, designer and recent London College of Fashion graduate John Alexander Skelton has unveiled his first major solo collection for Fall/Winter 2012, entitled, “British Lion”. The collection takes its design cues from London’s working class as well as borrowing the predominantly black palette worn by notorious ultra-violent Liverpudlian gangs. Fusing minimalist tailoring with sportswear, the collection is unique and progressive, with strong geometric colour blocks accenting lines and angles in a very clean overall collection. In Skelton’s words: “Basically, it is what I would love to wear, I regard ease of wear as essential to my process. I believe that it is a very grounded collection that has a strong air of identity and sense of attitude”.