Folk clothing have looked at the work of Assemble Studio for their inspiration for this season. It seems that the inspiration runs deep as they have really delved in to one specific work: the brutalist playground. It is a piece of work that recreated parts of three London housing estates in foam and was shown at the architecture gallery at RIBA. The whole project was a collaboration with the artist Simon Terrill.
The work is certainly visually arresting and you could see how that could translate in to garments both through shape and texture. There are a few new pieces and one of them is the Assembly pant which is a loose, tapered and cropped style. However the inspiration does not white wash the collection but instead provides a little context. Raglan t-shirts and washed out sweatshirts and hoodies with double cording make everything look very comfortable. The imagery is of these sweatshirts and horses, which makes them seem powerful and elegant, but if you watch the video then you see that it's much calmer than that, much more nature focused.