Alex Mullins lives in London and attended Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art. He has previously worked for Alexander McQueen, Kanye West, Diane Von Furstenburg, Jeremy Scott, Dirk BIkkembergs and Musicians T.E.E.D (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Dave Okumu and his band The Invisible.
London Collections: Men AW14 sees the launch of Alex Mullins’ debut collection as part of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN ‘Ones to Watch’ initiative.
In this 32-piece collection Mullins creates a graphic world that draws upon themasculinity of the Wild West Rodeo; hardwearing, practical workwear clothing is reinvented, by treating them as a wearable canvas. Large-scale paintings are spliced and reworked to create unique abstract printed pieces.
Mullins transforms functional clothing using deep indigo denims, vivid sand-washed
silks, velvets, and panelled melton wool coats in rust and ochre. With the fluidity of
Indian inks he adds curious Cocteau-esque characters that peer from the garments,
toying with proportion and portraying his vision of the Wild West.
Mullins says “I’ve had an ongoing fascination with the romance and adventure of the
Wild West, the cowboy sense of style, as well as the ancient and modern history of
the Americas. What would a modern day cowboy wear if he was in London? How
would he adapt? The narrative for this season began with this character being
transported to London in 1974, and understanding his relationship with the city, as he
makes ends meet as a struggling outsider artist.”
Alex Mullins was educated at Central Saint Martins, where he was runner up in the
L’Oreal Professional Young Designer of the Year Award. He then went on to
complete the MA (Menswear) at the Royal College of Art. While at the RCA he was
awarded a full scholarship with Kopenhagen Fur, and was nominated for the Dazed
and Confused/Casio G-Shock ‘Spirit of Toughness’ award. After working for
Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, Kanye West and Dirk
Bikkembergs, Mullins set up his brand in spring 2013.