“Read All About It”
Autumn Winter 23
“Read All About It” highlights the lives of child-workers the ‘Newsies’, taking inspiration from oversized shapes and cuts, combining this with modern street styling. An elongated silhouette comprising dresses, long shirts and ankle-length coats challenges traditional masculine codes, alongside the use of pleating typically seen in womenswear. Fabrics used include donations from Burberry, alongside classic cotton stripes modernised through cut. Splashes of yellow reference ‘yellow journalism’ while the use of navy references workwear heritage. The balance between the traditions of masculine and feminine is ultimately left to the wearer, though questions of what menswear should be, remain.