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Capturing a vision of ‘style without drama’ and ‘quietly elegant clothing’, the SS19 collection from Folk entitled ‘Collectors’ draws influence from the idea of constantly gathering ideas and references that result in a unique multitude of interwoven design stories. Expressing a bolder side to contemporary casualwear, collaborations with the likes of Alfie Kungu and Bristol based watercolour artists the Goss Brothers are portrayed across relaxed collar shirts inspired by abstract visuals and Greek mythology. Accompanying this, a hand selected muted colour palette across cotton and linen blends results in a soft and easy-going aesthetic within essential summer silhouettes complete with hand dyed buttons and signature embossed leather tags. A blur in gender and season works alongside a growing demand for originality and this collection gives a hint of what’s to come in the near future.

London based Folk looks to a host of sources each season for their constantly developing design story. Founded in 2002 by

Cumbernauld-born Scotsman Cathal Mcateer, the brand has become known for focusing on the finer details that not only add decoration or function to a piece, but in fact become the design itself. Following an ‘everything means something’ attitude, a balance of fit, design and quality results in understated contemporary casualwear that can be easily introduced to an existing wardrobe or used to build a staple collection. Drawing influence from a variety of cultures, Mcateer also uses his brand as an opportunity to share stories and promote what he believes in through projects such as ‘The Walking Portrait’, which looks to explore different parts of London with creative locals such as the Secretsundaze collective, Navaz Batliwalla and type designer Robert Green. Inspired by classic logo t-shirts, in 2018 a protest jacket was created in collaboration with creative agency Brothers and Sisters, designed so wearers customise an LED screen in aid of voicing their opinions during turbulent times. 

Capturing a vision of ‘style without drama’ and ‘quietly elegant clothing’, the SS19 collection from Folk entitled ‘Collectors’ draws influence from the idea of constantly gathering ideas and references that result in a unique multitude of interwoven design stories. Expressing a bolder side to contemporary casualwear, collaborations with the likes of Alfie Kungu and Bristol based watercolour artists the Goss Brothers are portrayed across relaxed collar shirts inspired by abstract visuals and Greek mythology. Accompanying this, a hand selected muted colour palette across cotton and linen blends results in a soft and easy-going aesthetic within essential summer silhouettes complete with hand dyed buttons and signature embossed leather tags. A blur in gender and season works alongside a growing demand for originality and this collection gives a hint of what’s to come in the near future.

London based Folk looks to a host of sources each season for their constantly developing design story. Founded in 2002 by

Cumbernauld-born Scotsman Cathal Mcateer, the brand has become known for focusing on the finer details that not only add decoration or function to a piece, but in fact become the design itself. Following an ‘everything means something’ attitude, a balance of fit, design and quality results in understated contemporary casualwear that can be easily introduced to an existing wardrobe or used to build a staple collection. Drawing influence from a variety of cultures, Mcateer also uses his brand as an opportunity to share stories and promote what he...

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