The first physical London Fashion Week format since 2019 – as London Fashion Week draws to an end we reflect on our favourite ‘ones to watch’ including a selection from the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN runway in partnership with Tik Tok.
Founded in 2015, Labrum London is a modern-day menswear brand telling the untold stories of West Africa to help bridge the gap between western and West African culture.
The word LABRUM is a Latin term for ‘having an edge’, and this sits at the heart of the brand’s mission – to make honest, practical clothing rooted in simplicity, fit, and a passion for detail. Driven by a desire to create looks that are wearable yet idiosyncratic, and inspired by a lifetime of travel, exploration, and pilgrimage. Labrum London delivers innovative garments with an uncompromising commitment to quality and design.
Labrum London. Designed By An Immigrant.
Saul Nash is a Designer and Choreographer from North East London. Having received a scholarship to attend and graduate from the eminent MA Menswear at the Royal College of Art in 2018, Nash arrived at his fashion practice via the unconventional route of performance. Nash practised for many years as a dancer and graduated from BA Performance Design at Central Saint Martins in 2015.
Inspired by the kinetic body, and the subversion of sportswear via the memories of the different people he grew up around in London, Nash’s practice extends to worn garments and their ability to liberate an individual’s identity. Bringing luxury to activewear, Nash creates fluid menswear that compromises neither function nor style. Relaxed silhouettes and mesh fabrics enable movement and flow, while asymmetric hems and monochromatic colourways highlight the designer’s focus on expression. Staying loyal to the brand’s roots, all limited-edition styles are produced by local North East London manufacturers.
Supriya Lele is the designer behind the acclaimed eponymous label based in London. Her work is deeply rooted in her own cross-cultural point of view, examining her Indian heritage and British cultural identity whilst creating work from a decidedly female viewpoint that tells a nuanced and delicate story.
Feben is a designer based in London. A recent graduate of Central Saint Martins, where she completed MA Fashion as an Isabella Blow scholar, her work reclaims feelings of displacement. Drawing on the nomadism of her own background, she takes a surrealistic approach to exploring the visual codes of Black life from all corners of the globe. Her work plays with popular imagery that links all black people to create an aesthetic vision imbedded in community: a vision at once familiar and otherworldly, accessible and playful but bound to the codes of luxury and the hand crafted.