i-D - introducing phlemuns new 'nonbasics'
Nonbasics is the new line from James Flemons, taking the conceptual, high fashion aesthetic of his main line, Phlemuns, and distilling it into something easy to wear. As you might have guessed from the name, however, it’s not like this is just some graphic t-shirts — the decidedly not basic line involves metallic jackets and pants, spacey hoods, and cutaway tops. “The Nonbasics side is providing a year round kind of staple for people,” the designer says, if your staple is looking really sick. Below, James styles both his lines to show you what that means, and tells i-D about why he felt it was time to explore what a more sustainable way of designing looks like.