A continuation of last season’s “Stepping Razors” offering, the British designer as soon as once more examines the intersection of black tradition and martial arts, as expressed by means of Seventies cinema and the soundtracks that surrounded that period.
Taking notes from Curtis Mayfield’s work for Superfly and Isaac Hayes’ notes for Shaft, in addition to references to RZA and Wu-Tang, hip-hop, funk and soul effortlessly infuse Daley’s FW21 assortment with ease, power and momentum.
In the case of the clothes themselves, Daley continues to impress. Pure Irish linens and sturdy wax cottons make returns throughout smocks and shirting, whereas a bespoke tiger stripe jacquard in “Marine Blue” and violet is arguably the gathering’s stand-out piece.
A kimono jacket and seaside shirt arrives adorned in Shibori, an eye catching customized cloth derived from Japanese dye specialists, with nods to Daley’s Scottish roots showing within the type of tartans, mohair blurs and classic plaids.
The accompanying lookbook itself stays in theme, enlisting two British taekwondo abilities in Lutalo Muhammad and Christian McNeish, each of whom shall be aiming to compete on the Tokyo Olympics later this 12 months.
Nicholas Daley’s “Forgotten Fury” assortment shall be that can be purchased later this 12 months, from the designer’s online webstore.
In different information, London-based label lorenz has championed the unorthodox with its SS21 lookbook.