In today’s cities, life is dense and our personal space extends into the public space. At London Fashion Week Men’s many collections revolved around utility and protection
It is said that more than half of the world’s population live in cities rather than rural areas — and it’s getting more. You can get a little taster of what this feels like when you’re in London, a city where every hour is rush hour. Life in cities is dense. Our personal space becomes smaller because of continuously increasing rents and we share public spaces and transport with more and more people.
A-Cold-Wall spring summer 2019
Our commutes become longer because life in the centre of cities becomes unaffordable and, therefore, we’ll spend more time on trains. This is where we do our nails in the morning and where we watch our favourite show on the phone on our way back home. Our lives don’t just become more claustrophobic, they also extend into public space.
Sometimes I find myself reminiscing about ”the old days“. My preferred decade of fashion lies between the mid 70s and mid 80s. Everybody wanted to be chic. Women wore pencil skirts and clutches, men had a sports jacket effortlessly hanging off their shoulder. Not only does that make me sound old. It’s also a fantasy of times past.