Picking up his study of ephemera, fledgling designer Joey Gollish has prepared the third collection of his Mr. Saturday label. A graduate of The Weeknd and La Mar Taylor’s Toronto based entertainment & art education incubator HXOUSE, Gollish investigates historical nightlife, its subcultures and their connection to today with his ranges.
Titled “Stranger Than Paradise,” the Fall/Winter 2020 collection references the legendary Mudd Club NYC. In the late ’70s, the club was a pioneering venue that put together programming that went beyond live music and dancing. Aside from playing films and hosting art shows, the Mudd Club was home to prolific bands like the B52s, The cramps, Bad brains, bauhaus, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, U2 and more. The location was a hotbed of creativity attracting everyone from Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, a young Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Debby Harry of Blondie, Rene Ricard, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop.
“Stranger Than Paradise” specifically references the first event hosted at the Mudd Club on Friday, October 13, 1978. The event was an award afterparty hosted by Punk Magazine and was exactly the day after Sid Vicious was arrested for killing his girlfriend Nancy Vicious at the Chelsea Hotel. Standouts in the collection include flight jackets, a printed rider jacket, fleece overcoat and premium knit cardigans and sweaters. Touching on Gollish’s study of ephemera, hoodies, T-shirts and denim are marked with poster, ticket, newsletter clippings associated with the Mudd Club. Aside from the vintage inspiration, vintage fabrics were also sourced to create an upcycled element to the range.
Check out the lookbook for Mr. Saturday’s “Stranger Than Paradise” FW20 collection above.
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