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Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller

For SS19, British designer Matthew Miller teamed up with K-Swiss to produce a collection made from recycled band merchandise, recovered from warehouses where they laid disused. Basically, clothes that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill somewhere.

Titled “REDUX”, the collection consisted of tailored streetwear with high-fashion design details. Gray tracksuits were incorporated with zips running from the ankle up, allowing for a totally different silhouette at the pull of a slider. Sweaters were amended with slightly raised patches on front, adding subtle levels of texture to the understated garments. For SS19, Matthew Miller styled these streetwear items with classic K-Swiss models such as the VN slider and the new ST529, an updated twist of K-Swiss’s chunky model with custom harness detailing.

The pallet was dominated with lots of yellow and black, worn together for contrast. Perhaps the most eye-catching moments were the metallic shirts, coats, pants and suits that gave the appearance of aluminium foil, perhaps a nod to the theme of re-use, upcycling and environmental awareness.

Sustainability continues to be at the forefront of the industry’s collective mind right now, yet solutions seem sadly distant. Matthew Miller, (along with K-Swiss), has set an example of a manufacturing process that can re-use deadstock in an innovative and exciting way. Designers take note.

Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor
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