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With London Fashion Week in full swing, homegrown label Toogood unveiled its Fall/Winter 2016 collection in the British capital. Repurposed fabrics and detailing were used throughout the collection’s pieces, all of which adopted gender-vague, unisex silhouettes – a recurring motif running through the high fashion world currently (and one that we hope will play out onto the rest of the world at some point – though we’re not holding our breath).

For a more flowery way of describing the collection, see below for an excerpt from the label’s statement, which reads a lot more like a piece of poetry than a press release.

“The repetitious cycles of the fashion mainstream follow only the current, overlooking in their arrogance all that is deemed washed up. This we disdain! Arrayed in our exploratory uniform, we champion the serendipity of the chance find. Through fine-grade steel mesh we filter and sieve the accumulated influences of these islands’ centuries. From abandoned yarns and threads we knit knotty new designs. On interwoven hooks and grommets we hang our trouvés, the treasures we have found lying half-buried in the sediment of our lives.”

This isn’t Toogood’s first venture into unisex dress – check out the “Agender” project the label did with London department store Selfridges.

Words by Alec Leach
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin