Where the runway meets the street

Brand: Tokyo James

Season: FW17

Key Pieces: Militia-inspired trench coats, tongue-in-cheek “Ugly is the New Cool” pullover and tailored faux leather trousers.

Editor’s Notes: Political upheaval, global crises, and a plethora of other issues have dominated the global dialogue in 2017. Across disciplines, creatives have responded. Nigerian-British designer, Tokyo James, translates our societal unease in a FW17 collection aptly titled, “End Times.”

Black faux leather and decorative helmets – carried off with aplomb – provide an inherently militaristic look. Perhaps it is a subtle confirmation that for him, the beginning of the end is always marked by violence.

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Words by Stephanie Smith-Strickland
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