Tyler wears Jeans by Levis and Jacket by Reclaimed Vintage.

Tania wears Skirt, Bandeau and Jacket by Versace and Earrings from Brixton Market.

Tyler wears Vest from Beyond Retro.

Freya wears Dress by Fyodor Golan, Top by Tommy Hilfiger and Earrings from Brixton Market.

Tania wears Skirt by Peter Jensen, Bralet by Nike, Top from Brixton Market.

Tyler wears Jeans and Shirt from Beyond Retro.

Freya wears Skirt by Versace and Swimsuit by South Beach and Earrings from Brixton MarketTania wears Skirt by Fyodor Golan, Bikini Top by Kiini and Headscarf from Brixton Market.

Freya wears Bralet by Nike, Vest by Tommy Hilfiger and Headscarf from Brixton Market.

Freya wears Socks by Pum Pum Socks and Sliders by Adidas. Tania wears Trainers by Nike. Tyler wears Sliders by Adidas.

Tania wears Shorts by Levis, Socks by Pum Pum Socks and Sliders by Adidas.

Freya wears Top from Brixton Market. Tyler wears Vest from Brixton Market and Dungarees by Carhartt.

Tania wears Trainers by NikeFreya wears Jeans by Levis, Bikini Top by Kiini, Top from Brixton Market and Sliders by Adidas.

 

Tania wears Bralet and Dungarees from Beyond Retro.

 

 

This story speaks to notions of cultural and creative heritage, through an exploration of style and setting. 

As early as 2011, crochet went through a revival on the catwalk, its popularity growing steadily, coming to lead SS16 trends. This series sets out to investigate the history of this aesthetic originated in the reggae culture in the '70s, taking it back to its Caribbean roots. As they arrived in the US and European urban diaspora in the '90s, these items became icons of moods and mind-sets, reworked to fit these new settings.

Crochet tops, string vests and accessories bought in Brixton Market inhabit a spontaneous cultural and artistic enclave, reviving a trend born out of creative practices that transcend ethnic divides, rooted in Caribbean and West Indian culture.

Shot in and around Brixton Market, this series embraces a blend of high end design and vintage items, and proposes a visual return of these pieces to their place of origin: a gritty, urban setting, inviting recognition and celebration.

 

PhotographerSean Cook at John Parkinson Agency

Art Direction & Stylist - Issie Gibbons at Soho Management

Make-Up ArtistJesse Walker

Hair StylistShukeel Murtaza at Untiltled Artists using Bumble & Bumble

TalentsTyler Wright @ AMCK, Tania Tavares @ Nevs and Freya @ PRM

Special thanks to The Communications Store, Beyond Retro, Karla Otto, Village Press, Pum Pum Socks and Exposure PR