Noa = New (MANX)
A hybrid collection of past lives and previous collections. NOA NOSTALGIA takes a journey through chaotic teenagehood and folklore islander life, told entirely through waste materials and reimagined memories.
Much like life itself, the importance of this collection lies in the carefully curated details. Traditional Manx tartan, up-cycled from the Laxey Woolen Mills, lays next to playful Manx emblems. They depict mythical islander roots - whilst a kaleidoscope of spray paint sits adorned by 12 year old racing passes playing ode to a rebellious racer-punk childhood.
All 6 looks create an additional layer of reimagined nostalgia by combining elements of previous collections ‘Life of Leathers’ and ‘Holey Tights’ whilst each individually expressing a chaos of characteristics all the way from strength to fragility.
NOA NOSTALGIA is a powerful representation of the signature SMS ethos: a contrast of maximalism and reminisce. Thus finding the beauty in all things forgotten.