The AW20 edition of Scoop, a premium contemporary womenswear show, will see a discussion on slow fashion with fashion disruptor Caryn Franklin, designer Gary James McQueen, and Samuel Thomas and Anthony Rock from Self Cinema.
Franklin aims to delve into the psyche of her guests to discover the motivation behind their creativity, and the choices that result when we choose to slow it all down.
Gary James McQueen is a British brand ‘beyond fashion’. Focusing on self-expression and digital design technology, Gary James McQueen, the creative mind behind the brand and nephew of the late Lee Alexander McQueen, produces avant-garde designs in addition to ‘artworks of fashion accessories’ and 3D sculptures.
As well as joining the conversation with Franklin, McQueen will also present his new collection at Scoop, which uses patterns and prints inspired by ‘a rubric curiosity between reality, surrealism and the visual clarity of a vast imagination’.
Founded by ex-Acne Studios design duo Samuel Thomas and Anthony Rock, Self Cinema is a project designed to offer a better way of dressing based on three principles: high end design and quality, affordable high-end pricing, and sustainability.
Self Cinema made its UK debut at Scoop last season and are returning to showcase their Autumn/Winter 2020 collection. Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian winter season tradition, the brand will be presenting thick wool coats, chunky folky knitwear, and down filled nylon coats. The fashion is also inspired by downtown New York in 1981 – ‘following on from the punk chaos with a clean, vibrant and edgy take on the post punk scene, to blend Harlem with the Bowery’, utilising polka dot and leopard print dresses fused with ‘a Wall Street parody’, to create out of proportion knitwear and clashing vintage prints.
The Self Cinema aesthetic aims to bring awareness to consumption beyond appearance, to help consumers make long-lasting choices and to explore how clothing can play a critical part in how people narrate their lives.
Scoop will take place at Old Billingsgate Market London from the 9-11 February.