Don’t pine for the past; fashion is built on the brilliant dreams of what comes next. When gazing into your crystal ball, how do you envision fashion’s futurescape? Will we attend fashion shows in hovercars whilst clad in Apple’s latest "smart jewellery”? Will our clothing contain self-cleaning sensors that keep our whites looking as bright as the stars of tomorrow? Will our waist trainers do more than keep our figures looking snatched? What if they spoke and told you how on fleek you were? For fashion darling Bobby Kolade
, front man of his supersonic, supersaturated and totally standout brand, the future of fashion exists not in the ethereal but in something earthier. It has a canon of upstart fashion designers. It has an impressive supply of materials. There’s a fresh flush of fashion weeks. Africa. Fashion’s hottest centre. After the release of his anti-gender, anti-fashion calendar showcase Spring/Winter 2019/2025
, we went to visit our favourite prince of prints in his busy Berlin studio to talk Grace Jones, Grace Wales Bonner and Bowie. With ambitions, curly blonde locks and a smile as sweet as pink lemonade, get to know the one and only Bobby Kolade.