Originally from Solihull, 23 year old Callum Kamara relocated to London to pursue his Menswear degree. While on his placement year the Englishman interned at Stefan Cooke, whose design processes helped complete Kamara’s final year collection journey. Kamara’s collection pays homage to Marcel Broodthaers’ installation Décor (1975) and transforms Broodthaers’ appropriation of historical and contemporary military imagery through domestic cultures into found textiles, tailored suit jackets and printed shirts. ‘The prints started from a very old sample of fabric from a chair of my friends. I reinterpreted the pattern, scanning and digitising it to create the ‘glitched’ effect, relating back to Broodthaers’ use of historical objects and furniture and curating them through contemporary subjects.’ However, Kamara’s prints on his suiting wools and shirting cotton were cut short halfway through due to the pandemic; no access to printing facilities at his home meant the rest were completed by Sharpie pen. There was no stopping Kamara.
Brittany Newman, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism