James Theseus Buck + Luke Brooks’ ‘Rottingdean Bazaar’
James Theseus Buck was born in Brighton. He graduated from Central St. Martins’ MA Fashion course in 2015 and has worked freelance for brands including Ashish, Yeezy and J.W. Anderson. He styles and art directs editorials for media including Man About Town and Marfa Journal.
Luke Brooks was born in London and graduated from Central St. Martins’ MA Fashion course in 2012. Since then he has worked independently, creating small non-seasonal collections, pop-up shops and commissions. His work has featured in media including Dazed, V and Nylon, and has been exhibited internationally.
Having begun to work together in late 2015, Buck and Brooks moved to the seaside village of Rottingdean, where their work has taken form around a perversely original use of textiles and found objects. This has seen them begin Instagram-based “@badgetaste”, an ongoing badge project. Rottingdean Bazaar is intended to be a showcase and eventually a shop, presenting clothes, accessories, homeware, artworks, installations and editorial stories made by the pair. Their most recently presented project was a three day installation and performance at Palais de Tokyo’s Do Disturb festival, created in collaboration with students from Central St. Martins, and involving elements of both fashion and fine art practices.
Rottingdean Bazaar is a part of Fashion East Men’s Presentations AW17.