Behind the scenes of the Cottweiler & Alex Mullins SS19 shows

Tom Goddard goes behind the curtain of the Cottweiler and Alex Mullins' spring / summer 2019 shows.

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Each season, a theme dominates the Cottweiler collection and the presentation of it, and the SS19 unveiling was no different.

Combining its usual industrial aesthetic with the warmer touches of spirituality and wellness, seen across props carried by the models including a yoga matt and bronze lanterns. The usual sports aesthetic was enhanced by plenty of beads, belly chains and long, sari-like scarves, as well the lotus flower emblem usually associated with wellbeing practises, and specifically yoga. And the graphics, though still technical, were clearly influenced in tone by the 90s tie dye craze, another nod to a spiritual lifestyle.

See the photographs taken backstage by Tom Goddard below.

Made for the brave, Alex Mullins‘ characteristically bold collection demonstrated a variety of different themes and thought processes. From the Japanese graphics printed suits and ‘Hawaiian’ summer shirts given an eastern twist, through to the one-shouldered ribbed vests and shimmering silk jackets, and Jackson Pollock-inspired prints, the collection was a mismatch of lively pieces that encourage viewers to give each look a double take. Like having your holiday suitcase explode on the tarmac on the way to catch your flight, Mullins’ collection was bold and boisterous and captured the spirit of summer in a handful of looks.

See the photographs taken backstage by Tom Goddard below.

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