Making clothes in his native Canada since graduation circa 2013, 2015 was the summer Europe welcomed Josh Reim to the fold, then four collections in and a tender 19 years of age.
Since tapped by much of the UK media (find Clash’s wagon piece here), the unisex designer this season makes his London Collections: Men debut with a Sunday morning presentation, a follow up to previous outings with the NYFW showroom Sit With Us.
“Montreal doesn’t inspire me,” he exclaimed back in August, “If anything, my work is a reaction to it.” It’s coherent then that his first scheduled display proper is happening outside of Justin Trudeau’s way.
Clash fired a few emails to find out more.
This is your first season at LC:M. What are you most looking forward to?
Looking forward to having fun.
I think London is sort of a neutral canvas right now for fashion. You have New York, which has a certain type of fashion coming out of it, and it is a statement to show out of LA; London isn’t a statement, it doesn’t fog the glasses
And this the first time you’ve presented a collection at fashion week. Why now?
I didn’t feel ready to do a show, and I’m not trying to win any race. I think it’s important to remember that it’s better to take your time then to feel the need to put things out into the world impulsively.
Follow up plans for the label in 2016?
Not really thinking about it, going to take it one step at a time, but I’m looking forward to having new, inspiring people on board with the brand.