The 2006 artist documentary “Jack Smith And The Destruction Of Atlantis” was the foundation upon which James Long built his collection of what he called “Slobulence” — streetwear made opulent through the addition of appliquéd lace, sports mesh and Lurex patches.
It was adroitly executed and the effect was stylish and luxurious. There was a whiff of the Seventies in the broad shearling collars of cropped combat jackets, including a black one belted with nylon strapping and worn with navy lace track pants. A cropped distressed denim jacket with a wide collar and patch pockets in shearling was embellished with appliquéd lace pieces. It was worn with gray sweatpants that also featured mesh and lace pieces.
Tough and tactile: this collection showed Long at his most confident.