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Black and White Geometry=Coding Clothes with James Pilcher

James Pilcher is a black sheep from NJAL and black and white is his collection. Self defined as a QR-code he makes me think of Gareth Pugh. He is coding clothes using the two colors as a binary code uses 0 and 1.

His Graduate MA Collection. A/W 14. C*NT is super “tumblry” you could say; inspired by iconic “pop-culture characters” such as Leigh Bowery and Michael Alig the collection boasts a futuristic aesthetic. Bold sharp lines of PVC, Leather and Denim in a monochrome palette allows for a sophisticated edge to creative… Could you say that pop in art and fashion today is tumblr’s aesthetic and behavior?

His profile on NJAL says: Born and raised in London, Inspired by society and his surroundings he finds the city and its ever changing youth culture a driving force behind his design process. “It’s always about expanding and developing my own gang… creating beautiful garments and collections which become wrapped up in the story and eventually come alive…”

juliana de nicola. Senior Fashion and Art Editor
Juliana is an italian-austrian artist and designer. After academical art-studies and fashion Ba she started working as a free-lance in fashion business covering different roles to feed her curiosity, while her personal projects are growing out of her mouth and ears restless. She was born in Vienna in the past century, loves her savage dogs, lives now in Florence, and travels every time she can.


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