• Text Clementine Zawadzki
  • Photography Takanori Okuwaki
  • 14th June 2015

Break the mould

Strong, Matthew Miller’s SS16 collection embodied the mantra ‘Conform, Control, Constrict’, in beautifully structured and meticulously styled garments that represent restrictions on social freedom and movement. Savages’ Fuckers provided the soundtrack, with its raw, belting angst a powerful and compelling match for the clothes on the runway. 

A monochrome palette, with an injection of dusty, baby pink and navy blue, beige hues in cotton and creased linen texturally defined and distressed Miller’s conventional pieces. Blazers, cigarette trousers, sweaters and crumpled collars, conceptually show the softness in a tough world and the need to break the mould.