MILAN — British model S. S. Daley is the second visitor designer to current its males’s fall assortment on the upcoming version of Pitti Uomo, scheduled to run from Jan. 9 to 12 on the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.
Liverpool-native designer Steven Stokey-Daley, age 26, was the 2022 recipient of the LVMH Prize for Younger Designers, stealing the highlight for his reveals and clothes marked by a penchant for theatrics in viewing the British class system by means of a queer lens.
Pitti Uomo didn’t disclose the date and format of S. S. Daley’s presentation on the four-day honest.
“I’m honored to have the chance to take S. S. Daley’s manifesto of recent British storytelling to Pitti Uomo, the epicenter of menswear design,” Stokey-Daley stated.
After graduating from the College of Westminster, the designer gained high-profile followers, together with Harry Types, who wore Stokey-Daley’s graduate assortment in his “Golden” music video. Stokey-Daley has credited the existence of his label, formally established in 2020, to Types and his stylist Harry Lambert.
Stokey-Daley made his London Trend Week debut in September 2021 supported by the Nationwide Youth Theatre creative director Paul Roseby, staging a four-part efficiency by members of the theater, riffing on British tailoring and tackling such subjects as social class, inequality, college life, sexual awakening and homosexuality.
That very same 12 months, the S. S. Daley designer was among the many recipients of the British Trend Council’s Newgen initiative and was awarded once more by the Birtish style governing physique the next 12 months, with the BFC Basis Awards.
“Steven Stokey-Daley transforms the British higher class right into a queer style fantasy,” stated Francesca Tacconi, particular occasions coordinator at Pitti Immagine. “Regardless of his younger age, Steven’s style is characterised by an expressive maturity, an amused and eccentric reinterpretation of British heritage, an indifference to gender stereotypes and a dedication to sustainability.”
“We love his expertise for revising the archetypes of menswear, the uniforms of essentially the most unique British high-society public colleges, capturing the indicators of the occasions and extravagantly subverting all the things with a refined irony, playfully amplifying the volumes of his clothes, playing around with the small print, working with surprising materials and floral prints,” she continued, noting how the Pitit Uomo show is to mark one other step within the designer’s worldwide publicity.
Stokey-Daley’s gender-fluid tackle the uniforms of the British higher lessons, akin to wide-legged trousers, argyle-knit wool vests and embroidered shirts appeals to a Gen-Z sensibility, and a rising feminine buyer base. The model is at the moment stocked in a handful of outlets, together with Saks Fifth Avenue, Dover Avenue Market, Matchesfashion, Bergdorf Goodman, 10 Corso Como Seoul and I.T Retailer.
The information comes a few week after the main menswear commerce honest introduced Luca Magliano as visitor designer, crowning a golden 12 months for the Bologna-native designer, after his namesake model has gained rising warmth on the Milan scene in the previous couple of seasons. He additionally acquired the Karl Lagerfeld Particular Jury Prize on the LVMH Prize for Younger Trend Designers.
As particular visitor of Pitti Uomo, Stokey-Daley follows within the footsteps of the likes of ERL’s Eli Russell Linnetz, Martine Rose, Grace Wales Bonner and Thebe Magugu. Former visitor manufacturers and designers exhibiting in Florence additionally included Jil Sander’s inventive administrators Lucie and Luke Meier; Y/Challenge’s inventive director Glenn Martens; Jonathan Anderson of JW Anderson; Roberto Cavalli, and Craig Inexperienced.
The primary two bulletins are already constructing hype across the one hundred and fifth version of the worldwide menswear commerce present. A full schedule of occasions is predicted to be launched on Nov. 10.