Finally to Charles Jeffrey’s LOVERBOY label (his capitals), which used the darkness of inter-designer intermission to heap the runway with flower petals. Any collection that includes a pair of boxer shorts with integrated sink-plug filter and shower tube is surely worth a second look. This one did—which was good. Because at first look, thanks in part to the arresting casting, this felt at times like a look-at-me tribute to Taboo for anachronistic chronic attention addicts. Beneath the histrionics, however, was playful fashion historicism. Jeffrey seized upon the munificence of Woolmark to incorporate fine tailoring fabrics into interesting inversions and subversions of past-period garments from Regency ruffle collars to sleeveless New Look jackets. A scallop-edged corset worn over utterly unrefined track pants was a typical epoch-clashing ensemble. Time-traveling, gender-explorational attire for extravagantly inclined Doctor Ooh-look-at-that-guy guys.
Location Ambica P3
Words by Luke Leitch