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  • Francesco Lo Iacono


Updated: Aug 11, 2021

"I cannot stand the idea of 'good taste.' The idea that there is only either good or bad - one or the other. It's so arrogant, and so short-sighted, to overlook what might lie in between."

There was no better way to kick off London Fashion Week than with the amazing Richard Malone AW18 Fashion Show. It was a moment of freedom, a breath of fresh air and hope for the future of fashion.

For this collection, Richard Malone reflects on the themes of community and common purpose. Malone found inspiration in his own youth, taking us on a journey through the market stalls of the working class of his hometown.

Constantly looking for beauty anywhere, Malone makes graceful what's usually perceived as common.

In addition, the brand gives new value to the concept of sustainable fashion: all the fabrics are sourced from the same community of female weavers in Southern India that have worked with Richard Malone since his Central Saint Martins days.

As an illustrator, I was in love with the eccentric and yet elegant silhouette he created, with great attention to the shoulders. It wasn't easy for me to pick just one look to draw.

That was, without a doubt, a strong and solid beginning for London Fashion Week and more than a confirmation for the Irish designer: I can't wait to see what the future holds for him.

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