Designers corner: Rav Kiran

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By Rav Kiran

Going Primal & Charting New Courses

As world events have led to people to take a sharp stock and re- prioritise their lives, they are beginning to question the status quo as we all look to carve a new destiny defined by ourselves. 

Streetwear continues to grow up, designers will explore more evocative references to inspire prints and graphics in the Autumn Winter 2021 and transitionally in Spring Summer 2022.

Expect to see a shift towards primitive markings, underpinned by a growing appreciation of traditional wisdom and craft. The fascination with ancient spirituality, star charts & navigations has evolved into a deeper engagement with traditional wisdom. Intuitive and indigenous solutions are blended with modern materials and technologies to create a thoughtful and sustainable message. 

Taking inspiration from primitive symbolism, star charts & navigations that hold a hidden message. Embrace the anarchic style of scratchy doodles and illustrative motifs for an on-point DIY aesthetic, and use tonal browns, greens and light neutrals to link designs back to nature. 

Relevant for: T-shirts, shirting, outerwear, accessories Drop: Autumn AW2021 & Early Spring Summer 2022

Image Sources: (starmaps)

t-shirt : Seven heads

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*Other images are from Rav Kiran’s personal archives of gathered material over the years*

About Rav Kiran | Rav has been providing years of successful creative solutions in Fashion Design & Creative Direction in Sports, Lifestyle & Streetwear all over the world – spanning various organisations, groups, & brands. His expertise in all areas of fashion design & current involvement with the sports brand Umbro has created some of the brands most profiled & influential collaborations and collections to date.

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