After a three year hiatus from fashion, designer Aitor Throup announced that he will present an all new collection this June at London Collections: Men 2016.
The announcement came by way of Throup’s website, newobjectresearch.com. Early this morning, four short films were uploaded, featuring iconic Throup designs made into 3D wireframe models then transformed into liquid metal color right to music by legendary producer Rodaidh McDonald (the xx, Sampha). If you have five free minutes, click through and be amazed. The audio-visual experience is equals parts fixating and terrifying.
Aitor Throup is best known for his “New Object Research” line, an avant-garde exploration of form and architecture through technical fashion. First debuted in 2013 after Throup’s graduation from The Royal College of Art in London, New Object Research gained international acclaim for its techno-gothic approach to design and construction. Highlights of the collection included a field jacket with built in facial veil and an anatomically-correct human skull.
Since the 2013 collection, Throup has become synonymous with the darkness and innovation alike. He is one of my favorite designers alive, and his return to fashion is some of the best news I've heard all week. Sufficed to say, I’ll be covering Throup a lot more in the months to come.