Alled-Martinez has been awarded with the LVMH Prize for Graduates 2018.
Alled-Martinez moved to London from Barcelona in 2009. Completed Foundation Diploma in arts and Design, BA Honours in Fashion Knitwear both at Central Saint Martins and has recently graduated from MA Fashion Knitwear at Central Saint Martins, awarded with the L’Oreal Professionnel Scholarship 2018.
The SS19 collection is about obsessive sexuality, more directly that of men in Paris late 70s-early 80s Pre-AIDS era. An ode to those decadent dandies that lost their life victims of the hedonism.
You may think that this is about the traditions of tailoring but what you are actually seeing is a perverse dedication to committed knitting, making up the textiles than adorn these highly desired men.
Fully fashioned knitted tailoring -becoming a hybrid in between a knitted cardigan and a tailored jacket, knitted and felted merino coats, knitted denim and knitted “fake poplin” are some of the fabrics and garments created to form this entirely knitted wardrobe. Creating these highly-attractive “objects of desire” that might seem instantly mundane but in fact taps into reverse dedication to new knit techniques and modern tailoring.
Creation of an entirely knitted collection that intends to challenge the audience pre conceived idea on what the limits of knitwear design can be and re interpreting traditional tailoring by simplifying it to its maximum and dedicating all the labour to specially engineered knits.
Shoes in collaboration with ROKER Atelier.