Faith Connexion has all the ingredients required for a first-rate runway in 2016. Celebrity clients in the form of Kanye West and Beyoncé for the front row, Instagram-friendly rock ’n’ roll clothes, and massive sales to pay for the whole shebang. And yet, they’re sticking with the showroom and producing a lookbook. Up-and-coming rappers Vic Mensa and Tommy Genesis and DJ Sita Abellán star in it this season, and they look like they’re wearing clothes pulled from their tour suitcases.
There are leather jackets and cargo jackets hand-painted by the French graffiti artists Pisco Logik and Vincent Dacquin, rumpled and ruffled lacy white shirts, skinny jeans manhandled with a million different treatments, and punked-up Perfectos by the Korean designer and punk band founder Bajowoo of 99%IS. The formula doesn’t change much season to season, but the collection seems to grow and grow.
The most compelling development for Spring is probably…
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