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RIOTS IN BIRDLAND is a trans-seasonal six outfit collection which comprises of five looks for men and one look for a woman. I have been heavily influenced by music and musicians, with particular reference to jazz, soul and hip hop. My interest in jazz musicians and their style began when I discovered a photographic book called ‘Nights in Birdland’ a couple of years ago. The book captures a revolution in music when white Americans looked to their black neighbours for inspiration and entertainment. This collection is a reaction to how music and style have developed over time and the effect that they have had on street style; jazz being the first port of call and the 90s British Soul II Soul collective being the last. This amalgamation of music and fashion is embodied in the collection; the oversized silhouette from the zoot suit, saxophone straps used as bag straps, and elements of the 1980s Funki Dred style contributing to my street wear aesthetic. My collection is for those serious about their style but with a lighthearted soul. Photography by Sam Hiscox.
About the Designer
Lotte is based in London, United Kingdom. She studied at University of Brighton and graduated in 2012. Her collections are produced in United Kingdom.
BAR (german for bear) is a menswear/womenswear label by Lotte Goodwin. Lotte believes in style above fashion and with her wide look on the world and inquisitive mind Lotte generates innovative styling and strong design. Her inspiration is the man and the woman on the street and the music in their heads. Having just recently finished her BA hons in Fashion with Business studies at the University of Brighton Lotte plans on working with designers and stylists in order to enrich her experience before applying to do an MA in menswear. Lotte has interned for Christopher Raeburn, Bronwen Marshall and Dr Noki.