Photograph by Tim Walker. Styled by Sara Moonves
Models: Jean Campbell at DNA Model Management; Jess Cole at IMG Models; Niall Underwood at Elite; Ablie Njie at AMCK Models; Amara Sheriff at Named Models; Flora Miles at D1 Models; Rebecca O’Donovan at The Squad; Soni at Body London; Sheik Sheriff; Trey Gaskin; Maximilian Davis; oliver truelove; and sosu. Produced by Jeff Delich; Retouching by Graeme Bulcraig at Touch Digital; Photography Assistants: Sarah Lloyd, Tony Ivanov; Fashion Assistants: Sam Walker, Angelique De Raffaele, Angus McEvoy; Tailor: Della George; Production Coordinator: Lauren Sakioka; Production Assistants: Alyce Burton, Charlotte Garner
Hair by Teiji Utsumi for Bumble and bumble at Bryant Artists; makeup by Sam Bryant for Clé de Peau Beauté at Bryant Artists.
If fashion is, as they say, a reflection of our culture, then today’s generation of designers is perfectly in tune with the changing times. Charles Jeffrey, Grace Wales Bonner, Y/Project’s Glenn Martens, Richard Quinn, Mowalola Ogunlesi, and Martine Rose are among a new guard of talent that has scrapped the archaic notion of creating clothes geared specifically towards people’s age, race, or sex. Rather, these designers prefer to make fashion that is all about fluidity and inclusiveness. Whether wild and exuberant or refined and tailored, the remarkable work of these six designers appeals to a wide spectrum of people, as evident in their eclectic crews and muses portrayed in these pictures. “I’ve always seen clothes as clothes, beyond gender,” says Rose, who, after more than a decade of designing for her London-based label, is only now getting her due. Clearly, the world needed some time to catch up with her.