ALEX MULLINS

Vogue Italia: Even cowboys get the blues by Slow Waves

 

He arrives, wide eyed.

Nothing is as he imagined. Neon signs flash. Fields of concrete. Mobile phones seem as if almost an extension of the body. Crowds. Filth.

Strangers glare or, worse, shuffle forward almost unconsciously.

Too far from home. He has the blues. Even cowboys get the blues.

The title is based on ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues’  – a 1976 novel by Tom Robbins.

 

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Alex Mullins Stone Washed Jeans and Y/Project Embellished Belt from Slow Waves

 

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Photography: Agnieszka Chabros (@achabros)

Styling: Sarah Pritchard (@sar4hcant)

Model:  Zach at People Agency (@people.agency)

 

View the full feature HERE

 

10 Magazine- International Woolmark Prize by Slow Waves

 

 

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE ANNOUNCE ADVISORY COUNCIL AND NOMINEES

 

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More fashion prizes. Keep ’em coming. The 2018 International Woolmark Prize nominees have been announced, and the United Kingdom is being represented pretty damn well with nine semi-finalists including A-Cold Wall*, Alex Mullins, Daniel W. Fletcher, Edward Crutchley, Liam Hodges, Marta Jakubowski, Nicholas Daley, Richard Malone and Steven Tai.

 

As for the panel or Advisory Council as they’re known, 10 is all up in it with our BFF’s from across the pond at 10 Australia, Editor Alison Veness and Associate Editor Rebecca Khoury joining 10 contributor Colin McDowell alongside Tim Blanks, Jefferson Hack, Christine Centenera, Diet Prada, Catherine Baba, Sara Sozzani Maino, Gert Jonkers and Christiane Arp. A fiercely good panel of advisors.

With more than 300 designers from across 46 countries entering, the nominees have been whittled down to 42 designers who will go forward into the regional semi-finals to be held in Hong Kong, London and New York City in July. The winners within each region then go into the finals. No mucking about here. Finalists will receive approximately £40,000 to invest in the development of their collection, along with mentoring. May the best designer win.

 

Article by Roxy Lola for 10 Magazine

Connor Magazine / Alex Mullins by Slow Waves

 
ALEM MULLINS Denim Funnel Jacket

ALEM MULLINS Denim Funnel Jacket

 

Photographer: Sam Wong @samwongphoto_
Stylist: Nat Pluch @natpluch
Model: Christopher James White @citizensomething

i-D: 6lack- the next 6ig thing by Slow Waves

 

'6lack blew up last year with PRBLMS, an up-in-my-feelings RnB earworm that's now ticking close to 100 million stream on Spotify. In November, any one-hit wonder suspicions were dispelled with FREE 6LACK, his tightly selected 11-song debut. In person, 6lack's soft spoken and good humoured. He laughs easily as we talk bad tattoos, meeting your heroes, and free chicken.'

 

ALEX MULLINS  Denim Racer Jacket  and  Wide Leg Pants  from SLOW WAVES

ALEX MULLINS Denim Racer Jacket and Wide Leg Pants from SLOW WAVES

What's the wildest look you've ever worn?
Well, the world won't ever know what happened on the shoot today, waist down, but those orange pants were kinda massive. They were massive. Usually, I keep it simple. I'm small, so I don't like to drown in my clothes.

 

Can you tell us about your favourite and least favourite of your tattoos?
My favourite is obviously my hand tattoo, the bear claw. It was the tattoo I got right before I made the decision to not ever get a real job again, when I told myself "I'm not going back to any other life, this is it, I have to do this." Least favourite... probably my first tattoo, it just says "self-made" and it cost me like 200 dollars. I only got "self-made" because I was just trying to figure out what I was going to get, you know, for my first tattoo.

 

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I loved the Erykah Badu cover you came out with the other day. 
Oh yeah! That was kind of spur of the moment almost. I really didn't think too much about what I was going to do, a few days before I was like "You know what? That's a great idea. Why not?"

 

Then she called you and called you her beautiful son. Not bad.
That was amazing. It was definitely unexpected. But you know, things happen how they're supposed to.

 

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Read the full interview by Isabelle Hellyer and Issy Beech HERE

 

HERO Magazine- Alex Mullins SS18 by Slow Waves

 

'Distortions of a daisy-age psychedelia were in full force for Alex Mullins this season. Something of a meditation about the current state of the world, the slipping away of reality, and the interrogation of it.'

 

 

'There’s a consistent clarity with his aesthetic, namely a subversion of the mundane and an obsession with the graphically and structurally surreal. The best example of this being SS18’s motif of lopsided arms and shirts and jackets, which gave the impression of melting – or at least of a dislocated scapula. '

 

Alex Mullins AW17 by Slow Waves

'Remember how Dolly Parton’s mother sewed rags together, each piece with love, to make a coat of many colours, that Dolly was so proud of? Well, Alex Mullins’ AW17 collection was a bit like that. Although obviously designer Alex Mullins was not working with rags (we presume higher quality fabrics) nor is he Dolly Parton’s mother, but, well, you get the idea.'

'Because there was something pieced together about this, close to patchwork – beginning with the opening looks, clothes that were on one half were one colour, on the other half another, or the jackets, and scarves, where seams were sewn together with chunky, haphazard stitches.'

'Or those pieces made from tiny fragments of his own hand-painted fabric. And, all set over a sort of warped, workwear-inflected silhouette. We must note also, at the moment of dragging ourselves out of bed this morning, our desire for that chequered look that completely encased both body and head, bar the eyeballs. Or, for that matter, any morning.'

Article from 10 Magazine

SLEEK MAG- ALEX MULLINS by Slow Waves

One to Watch: Menswear Designer Alex Mullins

LONDON DESIGNER ALEX MULLINS CREATES MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS THAT ARE VERSATILE ENOUGH FOR WOMEN, BUT DON’T MISTAKE THEM AS UNISEX

 

Some of your clothes could easily be worn by any gender. Is this something you’re conscious of?
I would say that my clothes are men’s designs that women can wear, although some of my clothes are female-specific. I think the gender of an outfit is really in the wearer. For example, if I buy a coat I want it to be a men’s coat because I like that particular silhouette and size. But if I buy a dress, I want it to be a women’s dress. Neither the coat nor the dress is unisex. Rather, it is my choice to wear whatever I want. Plus, unisex has never been a very attractive word in my opinion.
What about ‘genderless’?
It’s also unattractive. I believe choice is more important. That’s the future.

Read the full article by Gloria Cardona HERE