An international affair.
Embracing the spirit of the deep south and its longstanding history of quilting for his latest collection, Nicholas Daley has upcycled old fabrics to create a series of one-off looks and worked with NYC quilt artist Michael Thorpe.
As we have come to expect from the designer, music cultures are also intertwined into the references he explores. For this season, he says he wants to draw a line under the music that informed past collections and mentions names such as singer-songwriter Richie Havens, Lianne Le Havas and guitarist Davey Graham as blues, and black music more generally, influence many of the designs.
This culminates into clothing that blends different patterns and colours which are quilted together on items such as a cape-shaped top and down the leg of a wide-fitting pair of trousers. The designer has also revisited Japanese dying processes, working with Japanese artisans to create bold hues that contrast last season’s more muted tones.
Check out the Nicholas Daley Spring/Summer 2022 “Blue Quilt” collection below.
PHOTO CREDIT: Nicholas Daley