Discover Martine Rose’s Spring-Summer 2024 collection, which draws inspiration from the vibrant British nightlife scene of the past.
Martine Rose’s Spring-Summer 2024 collection takes inspiration from a bygone era when community centers were the epicenters of British nightlife. Before every community had its own discotheque, young people would flock to their nearby workingman’s establishments turning them into nightclubs. The multi-cultural and subcultural youth brought these clubs to life. Every community center took on a different character.
Martine Rose has teased upcoming collaborations with both Nike and Clarks, exciting fashion enthusiasts and even us here at StyleCartel. With many eagerly anticipating what the two iconic brands will bring to the table with Rose’s distinctive aesthetic. Rose’s show took place in a community focused centre called St Joseph’s Parish Centre near her Crouch Hill studio. St Joseph’s Parish Centre has remained unchanged over the years, seamlessly merging with its guests and the collection. Martine Rose’s guests were sat family-style setting along with a bar to grab beverages.
The co-ed show presented modern interpretations of classical menswear shapes. The collection drew inspiration from different communities, resulting in a variety of styles. Some had greasy hair, shiny leather, and others had faded blue jeans featuring multi-buckles or DIY-esque gaffer-taping on them. Some of the collection were bright colors, fuzzy fabric, graphic statement tees. The feminine vibe is showcased through knitted monofilament twin-sets that feature domestic floral motifs, micro-crocheted vests, and tailoring made from swirly granny jacquard towelling in a delicate shell pink shade. This collection embodies a ladylike sentiment.
The collection continues with velvet stretched tracksuits. The idea of “empty tailoring” is explored through unconventional volume in black leather jackets, corduroy jackets, and shirts. These pieces feature extraordinary volume, deviating from traditional tailoring norms. A robust men’s wardrobe with respectable lady dressing, had elongated puffy shoulders. The sporty, well-fitted jackets were paired with fusing slinky camisoles and inverted skirts, and eventually, all the diverse community styles merged together. In my opinion, Martine Rose left a remarkable impression on the audience through her accurate portrayal of the community in her approach.
Let’s not forget the footwear. Footwear played a significant role in this collection. Martine introduced the new color ways for Nike Shox MR4 collaboration and her debut style for Clarks as the guest designer, named “Coming Up Roses”.
In addition to the amazing new collaborations, the accessory collaborations with artist Yaz XL and New York-based designer LL, LLC also contributed to the collection. The jeweler creates the brass and enamel pieces in the shape of matchsticks, whether burnt or unburnt, using their signature spiral motif to loop and coil them around fingers, wrists, and ears. Lastly, pearl necklaces and chokers complete the collection’s appropriation of the bourgeoisie lady wardrobe.