For FW24 Saul Nash said “I’m inviting you to the club”

For FW24 Saul Nash said “I’m inviting you to the club”

by Robyn Pullen
3 min

Saul Nash, the North-East London based designer behind his eponymous brand, invited us to hit up the club for his Fall/Winter 2024 show last night. The collection, titled ‘Dress Codes,’ was inspired by the club culture that dominates London nightlife, and coincided with 30 years of UK Garage. With a bassy soundtrack and Nash’s iconic performance artists bopping down the runway, here’s how the night out with Saul Nash went. 

Since founding his eponymous brand in 2018, Saul Nash has become well-known for his use of performance art in his shows. This season, dancers mingled with models in a replication of the buzzy crowds of a London nightclub, raving to the soundtrack of ‘Double-up’ by RJ East, Saul’s older brother, which was mixed by CKTRL with Envy on the Mic. 

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It was actually Saul Nash’s older brother, RJ East, who introduced him to the Garage scene, sneaking him into clubs when he was still under age. As Nash explained, “Growing up, I witnessed the garage scene through the eyes of my older brother. … It set the blueprint for how I see clothing today. The question was, how do you take sportswear and dress it up to get in? That was the starting point for this collection.”

This is the meaning behind the collection’s title – ‘Dress Codes’ – a nod to the culture of clubwear meets streetwear that weaves its way through the loopholes of venue’s dress code rules and the rules of the street. For this reason, pieces that transform from one look to another are common within the collection, like a puffer jacket quilted with Nash’s signature movement lines, that’s hood folds down into a collar, allowing you to cheat the club’s “no hood” rules. 

Likewise, knit jackets were loosely structured and mesh utility jackets featured sculpting panels that add a slight formality to otherwise casual garments, elevating the look from sportswear to clubwear. Loafers designed by premium footwear brand Sebago accessorised each look, a nod to the “no trainers” rule that most venues apply. Customised with a Vibram sole, some loafers even appeared with elevated, rubberised uppers to create a vacuum-sealed hybrid shoe. 

FW24 also revealed Nash’s first venture into bags, made in collaboration with ARCS. Appearing in mesh, cross-body and holsterbag variations, the bags accessorised looks with a utility-style finesse. Saul Nash FW24 isn’t just a movement-first approach to fashion that never fails to have us hooked, but it’s also immersive, transporting us to a sweaty dance floor through seriously thoughtful and considered designs. If you’re hitting up the club any time soon, make sure to invite Saul Nash. 

Featured image via SAUL NASH©

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