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.

By  on January 11, 2015

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.

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