THE CITY IS WILDER THAN YOU THINK AND KINDER THAN YOU THINK. IT IS A VALLEY AND YOU ARE A HORSE IN IT. IT IS A HOUSE AND YOU ARE A CHILD IN IT. SAFE AND WARM HERE IN THE FIRE OF EACH OTHER.
Made for Each Other

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FOR IT’S FW17 PRE-COLLECTION, THE EACH X OTHER ARTITS COLLECTIVE CONTINUES THEIR PASSION FOR DAYDREAMING, TRAVELLING AND EXPLORING THE WORLD THROUGH POETRY AND LANGUAGE.  THIS SEASON, EACH X OTHER HAS TAKEN INSPIRATION FROM `THE M TRAIN’ BY AMERICAN WRITER, SINGER AND ROCK ’N’ ROLL ICON, PATTI SMITH. AN ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL MEMOIR SHE DESCRIBES AS A `CARD OF HER EXISTENCE’. THE BOOK FOLLOWS MS SMITH DREAMILY THROUGH A SERIES OF JOURNEYS. FROM A TRIP TO THE CASA AZUL OF FRIDA KAHLO IN THE SUBURBS OF MEXICO CITY, ALL THE WAY BACK TO HER HOME IN MANHATTAN. THIS COLLECTION IS CENTERED AROUND THAT BLEND OF TRADITION AND MODERNITY, THE PAST AND PRESENT COMING TOGETHER. TAKING INSPIRATION FROM MEXICAN CULTURE, PATTI SMITH’S OUT VIEW ON LIFE AND BLENDED WITH THE HISTORIC ATTITUDE OF FEMINIST ARTIST FRIDA KAHLO, THE CREATIVE SPIRIT TAKES FORM THROUGH RUFFLES, PATTERNS, STRIPES, DRAPED FABRICS AND TEXTURE. BRINGING MOVEMENT, COLOUR AND FLUIDITY TO EACH X OTHERS MASCULINE IDENTITY. THIS FEELING OF INTENSE NOSTALGIA FOR MYSTICAL TIMES IS REFLECTED IN THE WORDS OF EACH X OTHERS IN-HOUSE ARTIST, ROBERT MONTGOMERY’S FAMOUS WORDS “THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE BECOME GHOSTS INSIDE OF YOU AND LIKE THIS YOU KEEP THEM ALIVE”, WHICH ALSO FEATURE THROUGHOUT THE COLLECTION. MEMORIES OF MEXICO ARE ALSO VISIBLE THROUGHOUT THE COLLECTION. SERAPE FABRIC’S ARE UPDATED WITH A MORE SUBDUED COLOUR PALETTE. MAYAN SYMBOL EMBROIDERY ADORN DENIM. AND PONCHO’S HINT AT A CLASSIC MEXICAN SILHOUETTE. WHILST FLAMBOYANT RUFFLES AND MATADOR HAT’S TOUCH ON THE HISPANIC HERITAGE. `NO WALLS BETWEEN US’ AND `LA POESÍA ES LIBERACIÓN’ SLOGANS CREATED BY ROBERT MONTGOMERY, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS COLLECTION FEATURE THROUGHOUT IN THE FORM OF COLOURFULLY EMBROIDERED PATCHES. APTLY REFLECTING TODAY’S MOOD. STAYING TRUE TO FORM, EACH X OTHER FOCUSSES HEAVILY ON COOL-GIRL TAILORING. THIS SEASONS PROPORTIONS ARE VARIED; FROM THE CLASSIC SLIM `SMOKING’ SUITS IN A CHOICE OF RICH EMERALD VELVET OR TIMELESS PRINCE OF WALES CHECK; TO MORE A OVERSIZED SWING SUIT IN NAVY WOOL FUSED WITH HAND WOVEN FIBRES, AGAIN REFERENCING THE MEXICAN `SERAPE’ FABRICS. KNITWEAR IS GIVEN AN AVANT-GARDE UPDATE WITH SHAGGY FRINGED WOOL SLEEVES. MIRRORING THE STUNNING SHEARLING SLEEVES ON THE COLLECTIONS’ STATEMENT HYBRID LEATHER JACKET. IN-KEEPING WITH FRIDA KAHLO’S LOVE OF MIXING PRINTS – THE COLLECTION ALSO BLENDS CLASSIC POLKA DOT SILKS WITH MODERN LEOPARD. AND LUXURIOUS VELVETS WITH DELICATE LACE. DENIM AND LEATHER ARE OMNIPRESENT, THIS SEASON IN SUPPLE LAMBSKIN. FIERY RED, SOFT PASTEL PINK OR CLASSIC BLACK STYLES OFFER A MORE REFINED FINISH, WITH SLIM KICK-FLARED PANTS AND PERFECTLY CUT JACKETS; WHILST THE STATEMENT BIKER JACKET AND PANTS OFFER AN EDGIER STATEMENT – BLAZONED WITH THE SLOGAN `NO WALLS BETWEEN US’. MEANWHILE, DENIMS ARE FRAYED, PATCHWORKED AND AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL FITS. FROM THE OF-THE-MOMENT FLARE OR UNEVEN CROPPED HEN TO MORE CLASSIC SKINNY AND BOYFRIEND FITS.  ALONGSIDE THE COLLECTION SITS A SERIES OF HAND MADE TAROT CARDS INSPIRED BY THE MEXICAN `LOTERIA’, AND A SET OF PRINTS WITH THE SLOGANS `NO WALLS BETWEEN US’ AND `LA POESÍA ES LIBERACIÓN’. THESE `CARDS OF OUR EXISTENCE’ EXPRESS THE CURRENT NEED FOR COLLECTIVE WELL BEING AND A `COMING TOGETHER’ – IN THE FIRE OF EACH X OTHER.

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