“Brick Lane is known for its youthful culture in fashion, music and art,” says photographer Condry Calvin Mlilo. “It is an area of London that people from all over the world tend to visit to get that buzz and injection of music, fashion, art and the vibrancy in culture as a whole.”
Mlilo’s shoot Brick-Lane Boy aims to capture that fusion. It’s about the mood of the place, the street art, the culture, as much as it is about portraying a particular style of menswear.
Nadejah Williams hits on a styling mix that at times has model Raimi donning tough vintage leather jackets, at others maintaining a masculine geek-chic look in thick rimmed glasses, buttoned up shirts and blazers in spring colours. Meanwhile Mlilo makes sure there’s a little inkling of Brick Lane culture in every frame.
As the menswear component of London Fashion Week draws to a close, take a look at one of the subcultures it celebrates by clicking on the thumbnails and browsing through the gallery.