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    Posted: February 07, 2018 Posted: February 07, 2018
    Charles Jeffrey Loverboy releases TANTRUM collection

    | His Autumn/Winter 18 designs are his most punk collection of all his time. The only runway were models are encouraged to have a tantrum.

    Watch the runway and fashion films showcasing the AW/18 collection, TANTRUM, from London's wild child of fashion Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY.

    Header photo via Quentin de Ladelune for [Fucking Young](http://fuckingyoung.es/charles-jeffrey-loverboy-fw18/

    Read more: London Fashion Week Men's AW18 Roundup

    "Throughout his latest collection, appropriately called “Tantrum,”Charles Jeffrey Loverboy explored the maddening sensation of residual pent-up rage and the compulsion to scream. His Fall/Winter 2018 line-up evoked the power of pain, the hard-edged glamour of hedonism, and the continual power of performance. Equal parts performance art and runway, Charles Jeffrey’s shows are always the most thrilling to experience during fashion week; this time, it was borderline terrifying. With performers shouting at full force and convulsing across the runway, often staring right into the eyes of those on the front row, the garments this season – including his expanded women’s offerings – were surprisingly rarely overshadowed by the commotion. Through the noise and excitement, you see how evolved his designs have become over the years, how he fused military regalia with mid-century influences; the silhouettes were loud but intrinsically uncompromising, with tartans, carefully torn outerwear and reimagined M65s. This season was Charles Jeffrey Loverboy at his best and most poetic – a hopeful sign that this rising talent continues to ascend." -Brent Taalur Ramsey

    "Entitled 'TANTRUM', this collection was about expression and passion. Jeffrey had cited The Velvet Rage as an influence - a book that tells the tale of growing up as a gay man in a decidedly straight man’s world. Understandably frustrated, Jeffrey had put his animosity into beauty. Models strode with bulbous but artfully formulated hair net sculptures, some models even had red contacts in - literally seeing red. Make-up was ferocious and fiery and had called upon artists such as Marlene Dumas and Rothko for inspiration. There were red flushed rosacea faces and dreamy white palettes with a caricature-like outline. Think warpaint, think tribal. Indeed, this is Jeffrey’s tribe, a tribe of Loverboys." - Georgina Evans

    TANTRUM: Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY's A/W 18 film, directed by Simon B. Mørch and edited by Oscar Mirzayev, exclusive to SHOWstudio.

    Nick Knight's depiction of Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY's bombastic spectacle of a show for A/W 18, 'TANTRUM'