• Text Jake Hall
  • 14th September 2019

Rotting cherries

Gareth Wrighton’s Fashion East showing was distinctly tongue-in-cheek, spawning the iconic slogan: “my other t-shirt’s a cum rag”. The collection veered between punk and avant-garde, incorporating everything from slashed knitwear and a Sailor Moon-style pleated miniskirt to an all-over black catsuit decorated with white pompoms. Prints are obviously Wrighton’s strength; rotting cherries were sprinkled over white boxer shorts and twisted chiffon halternecks, but from a distance they looked like bloodied hearts spilling themselves across garments.