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Label: Luke Brooks
Need to Know: Twenty-seven-year-old West Londoner Luke Brooks knows a thing or two about the danse macabre. After all, it was his stellar Central Saint Martins master’s graduate collection—a chewed-up and spit-out Candy Land dump yard of sorts, complete with eviscerated T-shirt dresses and an inherent call to warning, re: society’s abuse of consumerism—that won him the school’s top accolade for the Class of 2012. And for his first capsule collection outside of CSM, Brooks continued to plumb a deathly vein, jetting west to New England to render gravestone etchings on industrial-grade Tyvek (“They use the material a lot in hospitals,” he mentioned). On display in the British Fashion Council’s Ones to Watch installation at Somerset House, Brooks’ shapeless dresses featured rubbings off of tombstones from as far back as the 1800s and were all lifted from cemeteries in Maine. As for his decision to cross the Atlantic when England boasts plenty of perfectly stocked graveyards, Brooks said, “The icons,” pointing to an angel in particular, “you don’t see those here.”
He Says: “The etchings are just Crayola. We went to Walmart and went around nicking all the black crayons and putting them in one box.”
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