alex mullins spring/summer 16
Filling in blank postcards, Alex Mullins paints the perfect picture of Brits abroad.
Following the summer hedonism of Christopher Shannon's Marbella foam party, Alex Mullins picked up the theme of sun, sea and suspicious parents and boarded an Easyjet flight filled with Balearic promise. "It's a summer holiday," Alex succinctly explains as we explore his prop filled presentation space. The hand luggage packed summer bleached cottons were blank postcards ready to be filled in with the fruits and fancies of lads abroad. "The crude, colourful prints should remind you of the cheap tourist T-shirts we've all worn and the painted characters echo the crumbling graffiti walls that you see on your walk to every beach," he adds. It's true. At every turn of the presentation, the viewer is reminded of hazy memories of lazy beach spent days and nights blurred at the bottom of goldfish bowl cocktails. Exploring his trademark of playful textiles, Alex creates a summer wardrobe that feels fantastically familiar. Have I been on a summer holiday with Alex? Maybe. If I haven't, I probably should.
Text Steve Salter
Photography Mitchell Sams