Joshua Kane LCM

Some designers are just more than you could ever write about them, they weave textiles and fabrics into a magic that is just more than words on a page could ever sum up. Those designers are people that just stop you dead and make you look, you are stood mouth slightly open, focusing on the beauty they have pushed forth into the world.

  1. This is how I feel about Joshua Kane, not so much a tailor in East London, as a man who conjours the incredible from rolls of thread and fabric. I should confess that I am a huge fan, and each time I pass the shop window I am that person he’s probably seen looking in. So many of the design aesthetics I believe in are included in the latest collection, I was always going to love it.

Those sharp lines you all know by now that I look for, the nod to the classic form and cut, but the touches of modernity that create the new by understanding the past, all boxes ticked.

Each pattern, print, or single use of colour delivered in a way that enhances. The statement pieces are a collection of elements, not just bold because they are garish. Garish isn’t in the Joshua Kane repertoire, deliberate astute use of these elements is, and oh boy how it is.

This collection has re-enforced why Joshua Kane remains my fave menswear designer, but also the reason we must have a viable, understanding and forward thinking approach to what LCM should be. It must be about showcasing talented designers who add to the conversation, not the safe fast fashion of so much of it.

If you discover one designer from LCM let it be this one. I wanted to express the whole collection some how, so I hope you’ll enjoy the video taken from the Joshua Kane website.

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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