Skepta places out open casting name for subsequent MAINS trend runway present

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Skepta has put out an open casting name for fashions to characteristic in his subsequent MAINS trend runway present.

In a tweet revealed yesterday (May 31), the grime MC – actual identify Joseph Olaitan Adenuga Jr. – revealed that his clothes line MAINS is about for a brand new runway present in September, and he’s on the lookout for fashions to characteristic there.

“All ethnicities, genders, and body types are welcome,” he writes, earlier than detailing directions for candidates: “Please send up to date polaroids (headshots & full length body), height, body measurements, age and location to; casting@mainslondon.com”

The upcoming occasion will mark a yr after his clothes line held its debut displaying at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024.

MAINS was first launched by Skepta in 2017 earlier than placing it on maintain two years later as a result of an “amicable” cut up he had along with his associate producer on the time, per Vogue. MAINS was then revived in 2022.

Skepta is presently readying the discharge of album ‘Knife and Fork’, which can finish a five-year look ahead to followers since 2019’s ‘Ignorance is Bliss’. However, his upcoming sixth album has but to obtain a launch date.

On his hiatus, Skepta wrote to followers in January: “I’ve seen the messages, tweets and Tik Toks, I’m truly grateful that my music is still resonating with the world, even in my absence.”

Since then, a single titled ‘Gas Me Up (Diligent)’ was launched as a preview of ‘Knife and Fork’. However, the one art work – which depicts a gaggle of males with shaved heads and in matching uniforms – drew criticism from the general public, who allege its depiction shares alarming similarities with WWII Holocaust prisoners.

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Skepta. Credit: Mike Marsland/Getty

In a social media assertion, Skepta defined that, whereas acknowledging the duvet had “been taken offensively by many”, the interpretation linked to WW2 “was definitely not our plan”.

The MC then confirmed that he had “removed” the art work and vowed to “be more mindful going forward”. He defined that the album is about his dad and mom’ journey into the UK within the Nineteen Eighties – a rustic that was rife with “skinhead and “football culture”.

Earlier this yr, Skepta unveiled the brief movie Tribal Mark, his filmmaking debut as co-director and lead actor. Since its launch, Skepta has expressed plans to NME of following it up with a full-length characteristic that continues its story.

“It’s like the Black James Bond thing that everyone was trying to do,” Skepta tells NME. “We wanted to make something [where] after I’ve done the movie, I’m like, ‘OK, cool – it’s the franchise now.”

Next month, Skepta is about to headline the inaugural version of Big Smoke, a one-day competition that can happen in Crystal Palace Park in south-east London on Saturday, July 6. Skepta himself will likely be performing, in his solely introduced present of 2024 up to now. Find any remaining tickets right here.



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