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Exclusive: Watch a Documentary About Rising London Designer Saul Nash

A short film looks at how Saul Nash’s S/S20 show – and accompanying dance piece – came together for London Fashion Week Men’s

Saul Nash has been dancing since he was a teenager, growing up in north-east London. “Dance for me provides liberation,” he tells Another Man. “It is a powerful way for me to express myself – I can tell my story visually, without any words.”

Nash now works as a designer – he founded his eponymous label after graduating from the Royal College of Art last year – though dance remains central to his practice. This season, which was also his first with talent incubator Fashion East, he choreographed a group of dancers who moved around the east London space as people took their seats. “It was important to be able to present the collection in a way that the audience could resonate with every piece of clothing, but still feel something from the bodies wearing them,” he says. “I always have a vision of how the clothing should move.” 

As for the clothing itself, Nash works with sportswear – before the RCA he studied Performance Design at Central Saint Martins – and aims to create pieces so light they “feel like air”. Often they will have curved zips at the joints for unrestricted movement, or toggle fastenings, which adapt to the body of those who wear them. “I want the wearer feel lightweight, and free,” he says. “All clothing is cut with movement in mind.”

Released today exclusively on Another Man, a short film documents the making of the show, which was held during London Fashion Week Men’s earlier this month. “When my friend Izaak Brandt [who also walked in the show] asked to record the process from the inside I knew that he would provide an honest reflection of what was happening in the lead up to the show,” Nash says. “It’s a journey we all come through together. Dance has a true feeling of brotherhood.”

Watch the film below.