Ritual clothing has been a driving force in Saul Nashsince he graduated from royal college of art in 2018. With drawstrings, twist-on zippers, and modular components, wearing or engaging with your clothes takes process and practice. The designer approaches fashion as more than just ephemera, exploring how certain items are usually worn, how design interacts with everyday life. His shows, so often comprised of a crowd of languid dancers, are cult in the way they come together – and his AW22 the offering was no different.
Nash launched its collection, dubbed Ritual, accompanied by a parade and a short film, takes place in the watering hole of a black barbershop in Kensal Rise. Chosen for his community atmosphere, Nash delves into the folklore and spirituality of his Guyanese upbringing, producing Yemaya mermaid prints on technical zippers, jacquard tops and sweatpants, while making his first foray into tailoring. , cut from combat wool, with detachable sleeves, hoods and snap button closures. Elsewhere, Nash’s signature sportswear extends to the body with fairing seams and panels, most of which can be removed and repositioned according to the wearer’s personal rituals.
In other news this week, New York Fashion Week christened the AW22 womenswear season, with cameos from Julia Fox in LaQuan Smith and just about everyone in Collina Stradawhile No agency decided to leave the schedule completely (type of). Elsewhere, Tremaine Emory has been named Creative Director of Supreme and, across the pond, Molly-Mae unofficially kicked off London Fashion Week as protesters gathered outside her not-so-pretty little fashion show. For anything you may have missed, click through the gallery below.