Following the launch of his namesake label in 2012, NEWGEN designer Bobby Abley presented his first ever straight-to-store concept show at London Fashion Week Men’s on Friday 6th January. For AW17, Abley drew inspiration from the iconic 1993 TV show, Power Rangers, focusing on fusing elements of nostalgia and pop culture. The collection itself exudes a playful nature, and juxtaposes the simplicity of childhood design with modern-day silhouettes and luxe fabrics.
Key pieces within Abley’s AW17 include faux fur jackets, colour blocked tracksuits and graphic print sweatshirts, all of which utilise a mix of bold colours from electric blue to cherry red and shell pink alongside more subtle palettes of gold, beige and silver. Bobby Abley AW17 is extremely experimental and plays on aspects of monogramming, mismatched fabrics and, of course, the recreating iconic Power Ranger looks. The show this season included a range of womenswear looks alongside menswear, parading bright yellow skirts and ‘BA’ monogrammed crop tops down his high-spirited runway. Models partaking in the Abley catwalk included Ashton Gohil and Lucas Santoni.
Styling for Abley AW17 was courtesy of Steve Morriss, with casting by Rebecca Knox and trainers supplied by Converse. Selected pieces from the catwalk are available for purchase now at Selfridges.