See Mains London AKA Skepta’s First Ever Fashion Collection

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See Mains London AKA Skepta’s First Ever Fashion Collection

by Lucy Morris |
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He use to wear Gucci but put it in the bin ‘cause that’s not him, but new label Mains London is. Grime godfather and founding member of collective Boy Better Know, Skepta is launching a new fashion line this week. And, yes, it does include tracksuits.

Called Mains London, the unisex collection, which Skepta Is referring to as a ‘clothing imprint’ is set to launch on June 26th. The lookbook and a short 70s-enthused fashion film, which was shot in Morocco, teases the aesthetic and show off a single piece from the range. It's a genderless forest green tracksuit rendered in forest green with wide collars and braided detailing. In keeping with Skepta’s own style it’s discreet and ostensibly logo free, except for a small label on the bottom of the arm.

‘It's gonna be for the streets, for your everyday person who doesn't want to wear jeans all the time and wants to be comfortable. You won't feel inferior in my sportswear!’ He told i-D magazine.

This isn’t his first dalliance with fashion after all. The man behind That’s Not Me and Shutdown was once a label junkie, hooked on Gucci and Louis Vuitton. But, as Grime 2.0 dawned he cut the way in crisp, no-frills streetwear. And, his fashion credentials came to the fore when he walked for Nasir Mazhar, was hailed a style don by GQ and look his place as the face of one of Uniqlo’s campaigns.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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