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Adam Jones Unveils New Collection in London

A Blast from the Past.

British designer Adam Jones has kept things based in a past reality for his latest collection, being inspired by a working-class Britain.

Taking to the family archives for inspiration here, Jones felt a deep nostalgia and put it behind this latest range of garments, picking apart the working-class lifestyle via family stories, photos, as well as a selection of materials and memorabilia that were around him in his youth. The season-less offering utilises a selection of vintage materials for a range of reimagined, modern silhouettes, paying homage to the various societal roles that the working-class ‘everyman’ took up in the past. For instance, pieces are inspired by characters ranging from butchers and village priests to local jockeys and young men on stag dos, offering up informal uniforms that evoke a sense of familiar comfort amongst those that lived through these periods of time, particularly the 1970s. Covering a wide selection of bases, Jones’ pieces make sure to put forward the eclectic array of looks that dominated the working-class scene, with notable striping representing the everyday stall workers, butchers, fishmongers, and amateur jockeys finding its way onto everything from jackets and coats to dresses. As well as this, Jones continued to play on familiarity through material and touch, with knitwear being formed out of old blankets used in hospitals and skirts overlapping jeans from young men out on the town.

Adam Jones’ show notes stated the following about the collection:

In seventies Britain we spent most of our time at home or in the pub, the collection celebrates how Brits wore clothes every day in those spaces. If not down the pub or feathering our nests, we worked to pay for the pints and home comforts, uniform is also an influence on this collection, what we wore on the factory floor or to work the tills, clothes worn by those who make the world go round.” Show notes explained.

Check out Adam Jones’ latest collection below.

PHOTO CREDIT: Roshan Whittaker // @r_wtk (via Instagram)

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