Olli Hull Unveils Latest Collection: “Somethings old, somethings new”

London-based, UK visual artist and fashion designer Olli Hull unveiled his latest collection, “Somethings old, somethings new”. Seamlessly merging artistry with sustainable fashion, Hull’s distinctive creations challenge conventions, inviting wearers to embark on a journey of self-expression and societal critique. All while looking fucking fabulous.

“Some things old, some things new” marks a significant juncture in Hull’s artistic evolution, bridging the space between past and present. Reflecting on the collection, Hull shares, “This collection unites my older and more recent work, weaving together threads of continuity and innovation. It’s a testament to the power of reinterpretation and reinvention.”

Drawing inspiration from his narrative of gender and identity, Hull breathes new life into discarded garments, transforming them into vibrant expressions of defiance and liberation. Each piece is meticulously hand-painted, bearing witness to Hull’s relentless commitment to authenticity and creativity.

Among the standout features of the collection are the revisited wedding dresses from Hull’s ‘Act Normal’ exhibition in 2021. These ethereal garments, imbued with symbolism and subversion, challenge the antiquated paradigms of love and matrimony. Hull’s reinterpretation of the traditional wedding dress serves as a rallying cry for inclusivity and authenticity in a world marred by conformity.

“The wedding dress to me is a potent symbol of outdated traditions that perpetuate unsustainable practices and damaging norms. Reworking these dresses has been a cathartic experience, reclaiming symbols of exclusion and transforming them into beacons of defiance and acceptance.” – Olli Hull

In addition to the wedding dresses, the collection features a curated selection of unfinished pieces from the past four years, now brought to fruition with renewed vigour and purpose. Complemented by up-cycled accessories including shoes, sunglasses, and bags, as well as reimagined trouser skirts, the collection embodies Hull’s ethos of sustainability, creativity, and rebellion.

With this collection drop Olli Hull invites us to challenge the status quo, to reimagine fashion as a vessel for social commentary and personal expression. Through his designs, Hull ignites conversations, blurring the boundaries between art and fashion, and paving the way for a more inclusive and vibrant future.

Shop the full collection available online now.

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Photography by Simran Kaur
Designs by Olli Hull
Models Olli Hull, Callum Olver, Douchess
Hair & Mua by Callum Olver