Skepta is reliving his childhood passions with the relaunch of his trend label Mains at London Vogue Week on Saturday evening (September 16).
The U.Ok. Rap legend was joined by his household, together with his rapper/producer brother JME, who additionally took to the runway in his siblings’ designs, alongside some well-known pals, together with Naomi Campbell, Stormzy, Little Simz and Letitia Wright. The “Reward the Lord” hitmaker ended the present with an lovely finale, racing down the runway together with his little woman.
Skepta took a really hands-on method to his assortment and spent two days painstakingly embroidering bouclé bomber jackets with crystal-encrusted monograms, in line with an interview with trend bible Vogue.
“Individuals will suppose that is only a cash factor,” Skepta defined to British Vogue. “It was the identical factor as once I began DJing, however I used to be DJing earlier than I used to be rapping. It’s not like my mum’s gonna come and defend me within the feedback and inform individuals I used to knit or go as much as the excessive road to purchase cloth and stitch my very own garments.”
Skepta Says “I’m Not Making an attempt To Humiliate Individuals With My Garments”
Elsewhere through the interview, he additionally defined his long-term imaginative and prescient for Mains and his need to shake up the business.
“We didn’t wanna delete our DNA. It’s actual council property model. However elevated,” Skepta defined. “Vogue is in a stagnant place. Consider the previous Chanel exhibits when the fashions would simply stroll and spin and get to the digicam and f###### pose. Now it’s like ‘What’s the craziest factor we are able to do? Can we ship somebody out in a costume product of sweetcorn?’ I’m not making an attempt to humiliate individuals with my garments.”
He added, “I need you to really feel good while you’re strolling round. I wish to make garments which can be in classic shops in 200 years. I need somebody from the streets to put on this and really feel f****** luxurious.”
Stormzy shared some pictures from the “legendary evening” on Instagram. One slide revealed he and fellow Londoners Little Simz and Letitia Wright shunned town’s fancy eateries, choosing McDonald’s as a substitute.