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The anatomy of fashion

The anatomy of fashion

“Strength in design lies not in the decisions we make but in the reasons behind those decisions. If you understand why you do what you do, then your art will always be powerful. Others may not like it, but it will have the strength to defend itself.” So says pharmaceutical scientist turned designer Nimesh Gadhia, whose brand Posthuman Wardrobe has just launched a new SS14 collection inspired by the human anatomy.


London-based Gadhia created architectural menswear Posthuman Wardrobe through deconstructing the logic of menswear and applying his unique scientific philosophy. In looking at anatomy and musculature, his new collection – Dissect & Amplify – takes inspiration particularly from the notions of power and strength. With the use of intelligent seaming and geometric panelling, the shoulders are made to look broader and the waist to appear lower and narrower. Certain muscle groups are highlighted while others are dropped into shadow.


The garments are made in London with UK-sourced fabrics. There is a subdued colour palette: stone and carbon greys set the base tone for clinical white textures and cobalt or chemical blue flashes. Wool and cashmere blends return to enforce the elegance of the theme, while digitally printed tees in striking teal complete the summer look.


Gadhia studied at the University of Westminster, exploring the analysis of movement and its effects on the functional requirements of traditional menswear construction, and graduated in 2006 with a Masters degree in Fashion Design and Enterprise. He honed his trade in Savile Row, working for the likes of Ozwald Boateng and Vacher & Jacobs. You can register for updates on Posthuman Wardrobe and Gadhia’s latest collection here: