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Richard Quinn’s Show Attracted The Most Celebrities At London Fashion Week

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Richard Quinn's Show Attracted The Most Celebrities At London Fashion Week

Jawara Alleyne made his entire collection, his second for Fashion East, from his bedroom in East London. Growing up in Jamaica and then the Cayman islands, his conception of fit is influenced a childhood spent wearing baggy clothes that were too hot and worn hand-me downs. ‘So I’ve always developed a feeling when I’m approaching clothes that it should always feel comfortable, almost like you’re not wearing any clothes at all, breaking free from the current thinking about sizing and how we feel in clothes,’ he says in the show notes, emphasising the beauty of draping, a technique that isn’t often found in menswear. The Cuban Guayabera shirt is a key piece. It’s roomy, but can be cinched closer to the body with drawstrings. Scarves are a favorite of Alleyne. ‘I am obsessed with scarves, because in the Caribbean you just wear scarves by wrapping them around you, and I always find it surprising that people don’t do that here. I have made scarves that are sewn together and safety pinned in other parts so you can wrap them around your body however you like. I want to give the wearer agency – it’s their choice how they wear it,’ he says.

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