RICHMOND X @ Pitti Uomo
John Richmond, the historic brand that became famous around the world for rock-inspired collections, has taken up where it left off and is forging a new plan for stylistic development and international expansion. Rock, glamorous, iconic, evocative and immediately available. It marks a return as well as presaging the future. The inspiration John Richmond draws from rock is not a nostalgic return to the disruptive music scene of the past, but the development of the narrative skills of a society in continual change. John Richmond achieves it with that rock feeling that can still today construct nomadic tribes and find expression in a lifestyle, whereupon it becomes an icon. In this capsule collection, rock can be sensed in the creative development which, like rock music, disorientates, questioning pre-established certainties, while at the same time evoking the extremely contemporary glamour of a new street style.