John Elliot Speaks on the Influences for Spring/Summer 2017

BY TEMI AKISANYA

It is not secret that this year has been a big one for designer John Elliot, being the most anticipated show of fashion week. Last week, Elliot presented his 2016/2017 spring and summer collection and reveals the inspiration behind it., One being Jay Z’s 'Big Pimpin.’ “That video to me was the ultimate sign of luxury,” Elliot tells Complex,“I’ve never been on a yacht or been to a yacht club, but this was my interpretation of those.”

He designed his pieces with that theme in mind, using bomber jackets, leather slides and parachute jackets to match the video. Elliot speaks on how Jay Z is one of his idols and to have him and many others at this show was more than a surreal experience.