British menswear designer John Alexander Skelton will be the featured designer at the V&A’s next Fashion in Motion presentation, held in the museum’s Raphael Gallery on Friday 23 March. A graduate of London College of Fashion and Central St Martins, Skelton has been celebrated by i-D Magazine as ‘one of the brightest, boldest, and most strikingly original talents to come out of London's fashion scene in recent years’.
Skelton has a sustainable design ethos, utilising recycled fabrics such as antique bed sheets and old grain sacks, often found in markets. He customises these materials through hand-dying, over- washing, painting and patching to create garments inspired by his research into the past, traditional craft, heritage and politics. For this Fashion in Motion presentation, Skelton will investigate themes of the 'Green Man' - a traditional folklore figure of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring
'We are delighted to be working with one of London’s most talented young menswear designers, John Alexander Skelton as part of our Fashion in Motion programme,' says Oriole Cullen, V&A fashion curator. 'His collections take historic and traditional themes and translate them into contemporary narratives. This approach, combined with his interest in sustainability, closely mirrors the Museum’s own concerns with fashion, particularly with the forthcoming Fashioned from Nature exhibition in which John’s work also features.'
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