London-based Nicomede Talavera is back with new menswear label NICOMEDE. (nee-co-mede)
A former student of the MA Fashion Degree at Central Saint Martins, Talavera studied under the late Professor Louise Wilson OBE.After graduating, he went on to launch his eponymous men’s RTW and Accessories label, showing at London Fashion Week Men’s with the support of Fashion East/MAN; with each collection been very strongly received, critically and commercially, and with features in titles such as Vogue, i-D and Dazed as well as stocked worldwide at stores including; Comme des Garcons Trading Museum, Selfridges, Dover Street Market, H. Lorenzo, Joyce, Machine-A, Opening Ceremony, Ssense and Space Mue.
In 2015 Talavera decided to take a sabbatical. During this time he adopted an explorative mind set, researching, travelling and working on consultancy projects.
With the highly anticipated return through NICOMEDE. ,the designer explores the relationship between the familiar and fantasy, creating an evolving man’s wardrobe.
NICOMEDE. is innately personal and subversive with a collage of contrasting references; ranging from uniforms, work wear, 1950s couture, 1960s futurism, sportswear and worship.
NICOMEDE. Episode 1 is about brotherhood, modern rituals and an alien touch, to create a new uniform.
These codes are expressed through a rich edit of fabrics and details, with gingham (reminiscent of Spring/Summer ‘15) and moire being the signature fabrics of the label, creating a multi-faceted collection, filled with textured modernity.
Brotherhood is a key pillar of the label and is brought to life through the casting of the NICOMEDE. boys. Cameron, Jason Minnaar and Jeremiah Barko Dijour embody the spirit of the brand. All British boys that are cool, individual, confident, cultured, inquisitive, grounded in reality with an outward-looking spirit. The three boys embody NICOMEDE. and will continue to feature throughout the different collections and brand partnerships.
Lensed by Gwenaelle Trannoy, the NICOMEDE. Episode 1 brand imagery presents this new universe.
A jewellery partnership with Ekaterina Pronina, sees universal forms and unexpected materials combine to create a 10-piece NICOMEDE.EKATERINAPRONINA bracelet capsule.
As well as biannual capsule collections, Talavera has enlisted an exciting roster of brand partners to create a unique reimagining of menswear classics.
From Duffle Coats to Denim Jeans, Argyle Knitwear to Shell Suits, Perfecto Leathers to White Shirts and Puffer Jackets to Bucket Hats.
Each partnership will reinterpret and celebrate the beauty of each classic menswear item, dissecting the man’s wardrobe to create pieces with the unique NICOMEDE. spirit. Whilst educating a new customer on classic items that are the backbone of menswear and their history to build a dialogue.
The NICOMEDE. partnerships which ‘Re-imagine the Duffle Coat’ and ‘Re-imagine the Puffer Jacket’ will be in stores in October 2019.
H. LORENZO | WEST HOLLYWOOD
HOLT RENFREW | TORONTO
MACHINE-A | LONDON
SELFRIDGES | LONDON
NICOMEDE. EPISODE 1 IMAGE CREDITS
Photography - Gwenaelle Trannoy
Styling - Harry Lambert
Art Direction - Simon B.Morch
Hair - Pablo Kuemi
Grooming - Rebecca Wordingham
Casting - Emilie Astrom
Bracelets - Ekaterina Pronina
NICOMEDE. RECENT PRESS
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Paris Showroom: 20-26 June 2019, 10am-8pm daily
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