Following on from the release of their Spring/Summer items in early April, Bristol’s The Moving Development has presented a lookbook to accompany the collection. Bakes’ engine fixation takes the centre stage with a concise series of scrapyard scenes.
Styled with a simple pair of black shorts and black vans, TMD’s strong line of graphic tees look good in the flesh – the ‘Always Have’ back print is looking seriously hard with that diamond logo at the bottom.
The lookbook also introduces the brand’s short-sleeve chambray shirt. The shirt comes in a steel grey with tonal stitching and embroidery on the left chest and back. Curved hems and longer sleeves add a looser, less formal feel, fitting with TMD’s ‘Rough & Rugged’ tagline. Along with Grind’s recent work and what I’ve seen of The Plateu, it’s great that yet another independent UK brand is getting into constructed clothing and putting out their own interpretations.
With Bakes being a known fan of Japanese streetwear, it’s little surprise that TMD’s lookbook is considered and precise in its rugged, motorhead aesthetic. The Moving Development are reliable for a daily dose of motor grease, and Bakes has pulled this one off with appropriate styling and keeping the shots ice cold. The t-shirts are already looking on par with brands like Bounty Hunter, who practically made the white-on-black t-shirt an artform. Respect to a man for his graft.