Leicester-born designer Nicholas Daley has shared the lookbook for his Fall/Winter 2024 collection, revealing an offering heavily influenced by Jamaican folklore and mythology.
In typical Nicholas Daley form, the collection is filled with tropes, tailoring, patterns, and archetypical references that are reworked under a heritage lens. Sophisticated all-black styles are offered in a tactile wide wale corduroy shirt, while black denim jeans and the boxy Rebel Jacket arrive in durable denim and Melton. Furthermore, contrasting pops of colour emerge in the season’s knitwear programme, argyles and compact wave merinos which prioritise softness and texture.
Integral to the lineage, long-time collaborator Lochcarron puts its spin on the official ND tartan, transforming it into madras variations. From a rich brushed mohair and wool blend for patchwork ponchos to oversized raincoats and cargo pants, each piece tells a unique tale. The lambswool interpretation becomes dramatic fringed kilts and bombers. Paying direct homage to the Jamaican bandana, a distinctive flannel madras is woven in Chennai, giving life to the classic two-pocket shirt. The offering is then furthered with a Clarks collaboration, where the ND madras takes centre stage on laces and sock liners and is intricately lasered into the hairy suede of the shoes, creating a harmonious fusion of tradition and contemporary style.
Completing the FW24 line-up, signature jacquards return, drawing inspiration from Mali’s Bògòlanfini. The collection features oversized raincoats, 5-pocket jeans, and collared cardigans in viscose or cotton. Patterns, rich with proverbs and myths, transform fabric into a storytelling medium, exemplified by Anansi Rhythm’s homage to interconnected histories and inherited wisdom.
Get a closer look at the Nicholas Daley Fall/Winter 2024 collection in the shots below.
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