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Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

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Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

In the heart of London's vibrant fashion scene, Joshua Kane, an Oxford-born designer, is poised to make a triumphant return to the spotlight. The Mandrake, one of the trendiest hotels in London, proudly presents Joshua Kane as its November Artist in Residence, featuring his latest collection, "The Shipwrecked Tailors." This exclusive showcase promises to be a captivating exploration of Kane's craftsmanship and creativity, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious career.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

Kane's journey into the world of fashion is a testament to his dedication and passion for tailoring. He embarked on a remarkable career, working at renowned fashion houses such as Brooks Brothers, Jaeger, Burberry Prorsum (under the guidance of Christopher Bailey), and Paul Smith. However, Joshua Kane's true calling beckoned him towards an independent venture, where his innate talent for bespoke tailoring flourished.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

In 2014, Joshua Kane founded his eponymous label, initially working from his London apartment, creating custom-tailored pieces for friends and acquaintances. Demand for his exceptional craftsmanship quickly outgrew his production capacity, leading him to introduce a ready-to-wear collection. The culmination of his efforts culminated in his inaugural Joshua Kane Runway collection, which debuted during London Collection Men.


Kane's unique approach to fashion did not go unnoticed. In 2016, he was shortlisted for the 'Beyond the Runway' category at The Fashion Futures Awards, showcasing his innovative use of media and film in marketing and retail campaigns. Subsequently, Joshua Kane received numerous accolades, including the IARA Best Fashion Designer award in 2016 and 2017, as well as the prestigious 21st Century Icon Award for Savvy Luxury Retailer of the Year.


What sets Joshua Kane apart is his commitment to storytelling through tailoring and design. As Director in Chief of his eponymous brand, Kane personally oversees every aspect of the design and realization processes, infusing his sartorial expertise with a provocative contemporary perspective. He has redefined the boundaries of fashion with his unconventional yet elegant creations, embodying the essence of British craftsmanship in the 21st century.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

At the heart of Joshua Kane's brand ethos lies a dedication to traditional quality fused with a fashion-forward aesthetic. Each Joshua Kane suit is meticulously crafted from uniquely designed and woven fabrics, sourced from esteemed British mills with decades of heritage in weaving. Kane's masterful use of color, pattern, and form breathes life into historical inspiration, giving birth to the distinctive DNA of the Joshua Kane brand.


A pivotal moment in Kane's career occurred when he decided to challenge the seasonal fashion cycle. In 2018, he adopted a seasonless approach, opting to produce one grand runway show per year, each telling a distinct and captivating story. His audacious move has garnered widespread acclaim and reinforced his reputation as a groundbreaking force in the industry.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

Beyond the runway, Joshua Kane has left an indelible mark in the world of entertainment. His designs have graced the red carpets and stages, adorning international icons such as Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Tom Holland, Marilyn Manson, Cara Delevingne, Harrison Osterfield Olly Murs, Simon Pegg, David Tennant, Griffin Matthews, Alexander Vlahos, Asa Butterfield to name a few. His creative genius extends to the realms of television and film, where he has designed costumes for national and international TV shows, streaming to audiences worldwide.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

What truly distinguishes Joshua Kane is his theatrical approach to fashion. His fashion shows are fantastic spectacle of design, beauty, and emotion through multimedia experiences that transcend the conventional runway show. Collaborating with musicians, dancers, and even swordfighters, Kane's presentations are more akin to theatrical performances, captivating audiences and immersing them in his tailored fantasies.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

The word "bespoke" has evolved from a verb meaning "to speak for something." In the case of Joshua Kane, bespoke tailoring takes on a profound significance. He personally meets with every tailoring customer who enters his London store, forging a connection that allows him to tailor each individual's needs and requirements. The brand offers three distinct services—ready-to-wear, made-to-order, and bespoke—positioning itself uniquely in the fashion marketplace.


Celebrating Artistry and Tailoring Excellence: Joshua Kane's Residency at The Mandrake Hotel

As Joshua Kane takes up residence at The Mandrake from November 16th to 20th, guests and admirers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in his world of fashion, artistry, and craftsmanship. The Mandrake invites you to explore "The Shipwrecked Tailors" collection, a fusion of historical inspiration and contemporary flair. And for those who wish to meet the artist behind the masterpieces, open studio hours await, providing a rare glimpse into the mind and creative process of Joshua Kane.


Joshua Kane's presence at The Mandrake promises to be a transcendent experience, where the worlds of art, fashion, and storytelling converge. As he continues to challenge conventions and inspire through his designs, we can only anticipate the next thrilling chapter in Joshua Kane's extraordinary journey.


If you would like to meet the artist, learn about his work, and witness Joshua in action, join their open studio hours listed below, which provide an exclusive opportunity for in-house guests and admirers to engage with Joshua and his artistry. Joshua will also provide private fittings for his exclusive clientele (by appointment only) at Studio 5, where he will be based during his residence.


OPEN STUDIO HOURS TO MEET THE ARTIST


Friday, 17th November: 3.30 - 4.30 pm


Saturday, 18th November: 3.30 - 4.30 pm


Monday, 20th November: 3.30 - 4.30 pm

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