Creative director Kevin Tallon presented A. A. Spectrum‘s Spring Summer 2021 Collage Terra Homage collection inspired by designer’s trip to Myanmar. A. A. Spectrum uses as many up-cycled materials as possible, and rebels against mass consumption, with classic and timeless looks which can be worn over many seasons.
The collection is divided into 4 creative strands: Collage – made from various materials and or colours. Core – pieces that should last over many seasons. Flags & ‘chutes – this season’s symbol the rags flags rebelling against over consumption. Modular – pieces with modular elements that become separate bags or harnesses.
Fashion photographer Ulysse Lozano captured A. A. Spectrum‘s SS21 lookbook featuring models Alex Mboki, Slavic, and Celia. In charge of styling was Kevin Kaiser.
“The fashion world cannot carry on as it has done with mass consumption of cheap throw away garments that damage the environment. This season A. A. Spectrum uses as many up-cycled materials as possible and applies them in a plethora of creative collages using scraps and leftover fabrics. We also want to create apparel that is more timeless and less fad driven. This season we have a new minimal core category that endeavours to make styles that will last long and become classics which can be worn over many seasons.
Our silhouette and design details are inspired by recent travel to Myanmar. In Yangon the capital city, we were fascinated by how locals were able to make do with very little, using many natural and biodegradable elements for everyday items. In the local market, street sellers made bale bags by hand stitching together scraps of recycled materials. Locally made workwear apparel also caught our eyes with loud nylon braided strap vests full of utility pockets. During our visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, we couldn’t stop looking at monks and their intricate robes, which are casually gathered on the shoulder to form voluminous draping.” – from A. A. Spectrum