Skingraft AW 14

Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,

"For me, the fall collection is not just about survival in the harsh uncertainties of our world's future, but rather it is about thriving and building new forms of self-expression and community once the infrastructure as-we-know-it is forced into question by our changing earth and a new opportunity is upon us," says Skingraft designer Jonny Cota of his new collection.

Cota fused his inspirational starting point of "drastic climate change and an inevitable return to a dystopian survivalist future" with references from Siberian, Mongolian and arctic tribal cultures. Fabrics included hand-quilted leather, mohair and ribbed nylon-fused fleece, with the range's color palette remaining decidedly dark. Skingraft's signature streetwear aesthetic was evident in pieces like leather jogging pants, shaved ponyhair varsity jackets and fur hoodies, whilst the finale looks added some bling to the equation thanks to intricate embroideries and metal jewels.

In the face of an uncertain future, this collection nonetheless offered a steadfast solution of protection, comfort and style.