Anglozine "Moseley 1989" - FW19 Collection
Anglozine returns with their Fall/ Winter collection for 2019. Dubbed “Moseley 1989” the collection takes its inspiration from the midlands area just outside Birmingham. An unlikely catalyst in the creation of iconic sounds and styles known the length & brength of the British Isles. We asked Reuben from Anglozine to give us a bit of a background on this season’s inspiration, you can read his words on this seasons wares beneath. As for the garments were treated to a solid selection of slick outerwear, neat knitwear and accessories with a distinctive Anglozine flavour featuring the usual mix of impeccably sourced fabrics assembled by hand with care in the UK & Italy.
“The village in the city breeds Bohemians. Birmingham sits in the centre of the country, but the city centre ain't where it's at, creatively speaking. Go three miles south, where the buses number 1 and 50 splice each other's path, to B13. To Moseley. To somewhere near 1989. Shared by punks-for-ever with bags-for-life, floppy fringed Indie kids, arty middle-class teachers, single parent hippie mums, Rastas, and squatters and conspiracy spotters, it's the Moseley delta, and everyone knows where to buy a five-pound draw. Yeah, it's a village, but you won't get a picture of it on any chocolate boxes."
"After thinking of the faces, I'm remembering the places. The Jug of Ale. The adrenalin of expectation would pump around your body as you caught the sound from within as you were about to bowl through the swinging doors. Hear a band on their first national tour or catch some homegrown Indie. Bearos Records championed the scene. They started with a zine called 'We Brought Our Friends' and fell headlong into prolifically releasing seven-inch vinyl singles from 'the Midlands and beyond', to the world. With an emphasis on Moseley bands, they took music-makers to the next level by way of spoken and unsigned contracts. Bob Lamb's Studio, the pivotal point of Birmingham sounds. An iconic recording house, running reel-to-reel tape to capture heartfelt songs in a warm, immediate and authentic way. Here's where Duran Duran recorded Planet Earth. The New Romantic Scene - that was ours. Hordes of Londoners would take the M1 up to Birmingham, to buy Kahn & Bell and then parade and flaunt their gender-bending flamboyant couture on the dance floor of The Rum Runner. Around the same time, UB40 would be down at Bob's preparing to sign off"
"Moseley Park. The 'Private Park.' Tucked away down a path between two shops, this secret, gated hideaway glowed with the changing seasons. A riot of colour lit by a low sun reflected in the lake, sketches of the city centre skyline just visible through the trees. Kicking at the leaves at my feet, I'm walking home."