James Long said his young and fun collection evoked people who dress outrageously and think they’re blending in with the crowd, “but really they never do.”

 

He found inspiration at Brighton’s Indo-Saracenic Royal Pavilion, which John Nash designed for the extravagant Prince Regent. The prince’s flamboyant style was cleverly translated by Long into a mishmash of prints, textures and colors for his psychedelic modern peacocks.

 

Distressed denim jeans and jackets were splattered with paint, tie-dyed or dusted with chalk pastel, giving models the air of free-spirited art students, especially when they wore ruffle-fronted paisley shirts that had skinny black silk scarves loosely knotted at the collar.

By  on June 14, 2015

James Long said his young and fun collection evoked people who dress outrageously and think they’re blending in with the crowd, “but really they never do.”

 

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