Skepta’s MAINS line doesn’t need much to be successful – a co-sign from Skepta is all you need for your brand to take off, let alone having a brand founded, led and designed by the UK rapper himself. Though what does help is a successful fashion, like MAINS showed during London Fashion Week.
The tennis-themed show (only with the runway being turned into a court, hardly with the clothing presented) gave us a new era of essentials thought up by Skepta and his team of Mikey Pearce, Johnson Orchid, Ella Dror, Stevo Brown, and Leonard Iheagwam. We saw tracksuits, denim and tweed pieces, and sporty leather goods – and then there was the umbrella.
You’ve read the title, so you already know this umbrella that’s been making its rounds on socials costs £35,000. Who needs to pay off student loans when you can stay dry in style? The choice is a toughie. With an outrageous price like that, you’d expect the umbrella to be outrageously decked out – and that it is.
The umbrella was seen on several models during the runway show including Alton Mason (which by the way, has been nominated at this year’s British Fashion Council Fashion Awards). The umbrella isn’t just an umbrella, it’s a Succession-worthy umbrella-cane you definitely don’t want to mess with.
The black canopy umbrella features a dark wood base and a top handle embellished with a white gold cap encrusted with 6.83 ct diamonds. That’s definitely not the kind of brolly you want to be forgetting at Soho House’s cloakroom. The canopy of course features the MAINS branding but get this, it’s been decorated with even more gold hardware. Oh and the whole thing comes with its own leather casing.
The Skeppy-approved London essential is now available on Dover Street Market’s website for those of you who have a couple tens of grand lying around.
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