I headed to the after party to celebrate Nasir Mazhar and Skepta‘s collaborative efforts at Metropolis Strip Club in East London, where models and grime artists awaited and guests such as A$AP Rocky were present…
They say music and fashion go hand in hand and this is the perfect example of that. Grime and fashion in this case, as Nasir Mazhar collaborated with Skepta on a jacket for his collection during London Collection: Mens. Their collaboration was not limited to fashion as they also worked together on the soundtrack, too.
The event was put on by Red Bull Studios, who are committed to bringing together fashion designers and up and coming musicians to create soundtracks for fashion week.
The male models from the show – as well as the dancers – were also wearing Nasir’s contemporary new designs, giving people who weren’t at the show the opportunity to check out the designs.
Nasir is one of the hottest young designers around at the moment, known for his edgy, fashion forward and contemporary streetwear. Skepta is one of grime’s brightest and most talked about artists, so the fusion of these two seems like a completely natural one.
Skepta brought in some other grime stars to perform on the night including Boy Better Know’s Jammer, Newham Generals’ D Double E and Footsie, newcomer and rising star Novelist and on the decks we saw Swindle and Preditah holding it down. These performances were the highlight of the night with everyone’s eyes locked on them.
All in all, it was a good night for the UK fashion and music scene, and was fantastic to see two great talents joining forces to create something tremendous.
*published on SBTV on 24th June 2014