​aitor throup to present first collection in over three years at lc:m

The idiosyncratic designer will return to the London men's schedule with the latest instalment of his New Object Research project this summer.

by Felix Petty
06 April 2016, 4:15pm

One of London's most original thinkers, creative designers and unique talents has announced he's returning to the international fashion calendar after an absence of more than three years, presenting a new collection during London Collections: Men this June.

Known for choosing the more interesting, less-travelled path throughout his career, Aitor has consistently taken his talent into intriguing and unusual directions. Since his last collection, Aitor has been busy finding singular creative forms to match his vision; famously opting out of the seasonal fashion calendar, and instead only working to his own schedule, releasing his vision into the world only when its ready. Up until now, Aitor has also refused to tap into the catwalk, instead utilising installation and presentation as the vehicle for his ideas.

"For the past year and a half we have been developing a very exciting new way of presenting," Aitor says. "A way for me to interpret the possibilities of a catwalk in my own way. I realised I didn't need to create stories, narratives or concepts to create. I realised that I was free to create. My next collection is a self-portrait celebrating this event."

To accompany the announcement Aitor has made four short films in collaboration with Rodaidh McDonald (who has also worked with both the XX and King Krule) with each film focusing on an iconic piece from Aitor's past -- pieces that have grown to define his creative talent. Aitor has turned each piece into a 3D object, which mutates before dissolving in "euphoric destruction". "I'm basically destroying my old work to move forward," the designer explains. As always, we are eager to see exactly what Aitor has planned for the future.

You can view all four short films on the New Object Research webpage.

London Collections: Men
spring/summer 17
ss 17
aitor throup
new object research