Art School Fall/Winter 2020

Art School Fall/Winter 2020

Art School Fall/Winter 2020

Photography: Dirk Alexander

Text: Valerie Stepanova

Once dubbed the 'coolest brand in fashion,' London-based label Art School first surfaced during the Fall 2017 menswear week in London with a mission of redefining the limitations of ready-to-wear gendered fashion and celebrating idiosyncratic individuality of queer style. Founding designers Eden Loweth (menswear student at Ravensbourne) and Tom Barratt (art criticism student at St. Martins) came together to express their ideas in art and design, exploring contemporary queerness through the fashion medium.

This season, the duo was, once again, set on breaking and redefining the boundaries of runway fashion. Models emerged on the runway with bare, chalk-powdered feet and their eyes painted red or fully contact-lensed. Akin to the early Alexander McQueen in some looks and to the collections of Ann Demeulemeester in others, this unisex label is the one to watch—and we're looking forward to the creative ideas Loweth and Barratt will bring on in years to come.

View V exclusive runway images in the gallery below:

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