LOVERBOY AW19 / by Theo Adams Company

Theo Adams Company staged Charles Jeffrey's AW19 show at the historic Wapping Power Station as part of London Fashion Week Mens.


Our Favourite Moments from the London Men’s Shows: Performance took centre stage, fashion and theatre merged in a show directed by Theo Adams. Models ran, skipped and jumped down the runway, splashed around in baths filled with paper and slung red feathers from above – creating a scene that paid homage to the nightclubs of the Weimar Republic and the ‘Lost Boys’ of Peter Pan. It was a vision of hedonism, yes, but there was a subtext too: “An opposition to a rumbling sense of global unfairness lies beneath this show,” the designer wrote in his show notes.” AnOther Magazine

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“Outside in the freezing cold there was a man with slicked-back hair intently playing an out of tune piano, while crackling braziers lit the audience’s way into a dilapidated power station. That was the welcome to the cabaret the designer was about to lay on inside—a piece of theater with rackety, be-feathered, ball-gowned, and tartan-suited characters sprung from Berlin nightclubs in the ’20s, and Peter Pan.

There were crashed chandeliers, an Edwardian bathtub filled with torn-out book pages, a stack of old mattresses, a festooned dressing table like something out of Sally Bowles’s bedroom. A fully clothed couple of naifs jumped into the bath and started play-fighting with the pages. Someone in a red-orange crinolined, raw-edged dress swept by in a hat made from a twist of old beaded tapestry and a towering ostrich feather. A tattered flapper posed in a nude tulle embroidered dress, face masked by a wonky crystal waterfall. Childlike “Lost Boys” wandered past in tied-tight hoodies with teddy bear ears. Someone sported a tartan stuffed-toy fox as a stole.

It was a place where Jeffrey somehow made decadence and innocence happily coexist in a fizzily sincere atmosphere of showing off. “ American Vogue

TAC Team : Director - Theo Adams | Musical Director - Jordan Hunt | Choreography - Jordan Robson | & Starring - Nando Messias


Photography by Rowben Lantion