Backstage @ BOBBY ABLEY AUTUMN/WINTER 2019 – I choose you

#LFWM – For Autumn-Winter 2019, Bobby Abley takes inspiration from his family and hometown of Scarborough incorporating balaclavas, scarves and baby blankets are all replicated, hand knitted by his mother. In true Abley style he focus the main textiles on a his childhood references, this season Pokemon! Fiery oranges of Charmander, soft lilac of Mewtwo, powdery blues of Squirtle and of course, the unmistakable sunshine yellow of Pikachu.

Abley’s characteristic sportswear-inspired and technical fabrics feature heavily, with the addition of corduroy wide-cut trousers, white vinyl cut in to jogging bottoms, and a blanket tracksuit with appliquéd leather lettering spelling out ‘Whatever Forever’ – the wording of one of the designers many tattoos.

Finally, a nod to X-tina, one of Bobby’s constant inspirations – comes this season in a boxy leather jacket embroidered with the singer’s portrait, and trousers inspired by her look from her Stripped and Bionic albums.

Text: Karl Slater
Photography: Kkarl Slater