The AW20 edition of Scoop, the UK’s leading premium contemporary womenswear show located at Old Billingsgate Market London from the 9th – 11th February, will see a meeting of minds and a discussion on slow fashion with fashion disruptor Caryn Franklin, designer Gary James McQueen, and Samuel Thomas and Anthony Rock from Self Cinema.
Taking place in the River Café at 5pm on Monday 10th February, Caryn aims to delve into the psyche of her guests to discover the motivation behind their creativity, and the choices that result when we choose to slow it all down.
Gary James McQueen is a British brand beyond fashion. Focusing on strong influences of heartfelt self-expression and digital design technology, this luxury house produces avant-garde designs and meticulously crafted artworks of fashion accessories and 3D sculptures. With an integrity that honours the McQueen name for storytelling; Gary James McQueen, the creative mind behind the brand and nephew of the late Lee Alexander McQueen, combines immersive personal stories and thriving concepts to embody meticulous artistic skill and uncompromising opulent quality.
Since Gary James McQueen’s debut in 2017 with scarves (on a made to order basis), and with waste reduction a guiding principle, the brand has received constant attention and praise. Each piece, displays an artistry of enchanting contrasts and abstract interpretations to deliver sullen opulence glazed over silk surfaces which effortlessly translates as luxury fashion apparel.
As well as joining the conversation with Caryn, McQueen will also present his new collection at Scoop. This season, patterns and prints are inspired by a rubric curiosity between reality, surrealism and the visual clarity of a vast imagination. Gary James McQueen’s digital abilities, bring forth intricate motifs of psychedelic and optical art designs with print developed through a very thoughtful and personal creative process.
Founded by ex-Acne Studios design duo Samuel Thomas and Anthony Rock, Self Cinema is a project designed to offer a better way of dressing based on three enduring principles: high end design and quality, affordable high-end pricing, and sustainability.
Self Cinema made its UK debut at Scoop last season and after a phenomenal run are returning to showcase their autumn/winter 2020 collection. Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian winter season tradition, expect thick wool coats, chunky folky knitwear, and down filled nylon coats recalling the arctic conditions of mid-winter in the north. Within this stylish comfort, a youthful sense of play and adventure draws inspiration from New York circa ’81, downtown 1981 – Debbie Harry, and Jean Michel Basquiat. Following on from the punk chaos with a clean, vibrant and edgy take on the post punk scene, to blend Harlem with the Bowery we see polka dot and leopard print dresses fused with a Wall Street parody to encompass out of proportion knitwear and clashing vintage prints.
The Self Cinema aesthetic aims to create awareness of consumption beyond appearance, to ground our choices in longevity and an exploration of how clothing can play a critical part in the way we narrate our lives.
Join Caryn Franklin, Gary James McQueen, Samuel Thomas and Anthony Rock at 5pm on Monday 10th February at the River Café, Old Billingsgate Market.
Scoop is renowned internationally for its exclusive presentation and expertly curated edit of fashion designers and labels from Britain and the rest of the world, many of whom select the show as their launch pad. The show welcomes premium department stores from across the globe including Harvey Nichols, Brown Thomas, John Lewis, Voisins, Galeries Lafayette, Beymen and Le Bon Marche as well as independent boutiques such as Aria Boutique, Found, Iris Fashion, Jules B, and Sue Parkinson.