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We at James Hillman would like to introduce you to our Spring/Summer 13 Collection. Inspired by the life of the Maasai. Focusing on the Moran (trainee warrior) stage of life and the rituals that these teenagers need to go through to become a fully-fledged Maasai Warrior. These ‘Moran’ boys have to wear black, have white face paint and wear ostrich feathers on their head. To be real men they perform rituals where they must get circumcised without showing any pain on their face. The colour palette is based upon this idea of them going through this transition; Starting with black and white as they become Moran boys – moving on to red as they go through the rituals and as they start to become Maasai Warriors with the black and red turning into grey and orange. Details come from the layers of jewellery worn on their bodys. Has led to double belt loops on trousers, double layered coats, collars and shirts. Also angular shapes from the jewellery caused splits in colour and textures across the body. If you require higher quality photos, anymore information about the collection or the James Hillman Brand please do not hesitate to contact us.
About the Designer
James is based in London, United Kingdom. He studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design and graduated in 2009. His collections are produced in United Kingdom.
James Hillman, having studied fashion and textiles since the age of 15, has always been experimental. Whilst at school studying dress-making and textiles he tried his hand at creating with unusual fabrics by working with unconventional materials such as cling film, wax and stitching. His keen eye for detail has prevailed with Hillman placing emphasis on high quality detailing and unusual fabrics such as waxed cottons with resistant finishes, hand-dyed denims and fish leather (perch); materials not usually found in clothing which are then transformed and adapted to both clothing and accessories.
After an exceptional grade from his foundation study, Hillman went on to study at Central St Martins. Whilst studying, Hillman also undertook internships with Balmain, Moon Young Hee and B.C.B.G Max Azria where he contributed to designing and creating clothing for the collections which have since been shown in magazines such as Vogue and PURPLE fashion magazine.