- Francesco Lo Iacono
NICHOLAS DALEY SS19
Updated: Aug 11, 2021
"We started the Reggae Klub through a love of the music and a wish to provide a happy place for people from all over the world to come together. The club was an extension of our beliefs that music is a unifying force for humanity".
Just like last season, Nicholas Daley has conceived his new collection presentation as a live music performance, that took place at the Swiss Church in London. If last time the designer drew inspiration from jazz, this time he pays homage to his family's role in Britain's reggae culture.
The title of his SS19 collection, 'SLYGO', takes its name from Nicholas' father's alias. SLYGO celebrates Daley's parents' club night known as Reggae Club that ran from 1978 to 1982 in Scotland. The club, at the time, was a safe haven for people from minority communities. Music became a vehicle of expression, a unifying platform for a culture disregarded by the mainstream. It's a concept that, with the current social and political tensions in Europe and in the rest of the world, feels as urgent as ever.
The amazing live performance, which aims to recreate the same atmosphere that could be found in Daley's parents' Reggae Club, included, among others, drummer Yussef Dayes, musician Cosmo Pyke, percussionist Yahael Camara Onono and Obongjayar performing spoken word.
Once again I really had a great time sketching during the live performance, one of the best moments of this LFWM!!