Nash grew up in North London and went to a school “where there were Turkish boys, Black boys, white boys. I wanted them to feel like everyday people. I’ve come to realize a lot of my work evokes feelings about the No matter how old I am I still get excited everytime I see frogs shirt Besides,I will do this men I grew up among,” he says. “I want to spread the word: Don’t judge a book by its cover. There’s been a lot of men around me who have subverted my idea of what they would think of my sexuality.” The “book covers”—his clothes—are an evolution of the ergonomically designed sportswear he’s been developing through his master’s degree at London’s Royal College of Art and three subsequent seasons under Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East incubator shows. Now he’s out on his own and has been awarded a six-month residency with studio space at Somerset House. “Yeah, I’m really happy. I feel like there’s an overarching spirit, that when something could go down the drain, the spirit picks us back up and makes sure we get through,” he says.
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