Matthew Miller presented this AW16 collection at the BFC show space, one of the official venues located on the basement of Victoria House, composed of different catwalks separated by rows of seated guests, making the models stroll up and down the whitened venue.
For this season, Miller took inspiration from the redefinition of “Nouveau Riche”, a rather derogatory and classist term seen from the financial side. Instead miller focused on the cultural appropriation from previous eras they pillaged from. This way, Miller aims to bring together the past and present into this AW16 collection. Modernity and history clashes, as classic modern silhouettes as biker and bomber jackets, are bonded with velvet materials left uncut to bring it back to relevance. In addition, Carravagio’s “David and Goliath” Hand-painted oil canvas, were dotted through the collection as a manifestation of the cultural side of this “Nouveau Riche”.
The accessories in this collection were made in East London by Riina O. whose hand-stitched gloves marry traditional techniques with modern technological advances. Maine’s GH Bass designed the shoes, with weejun penny loafers complementing the more utilitarian aspects of the collection.