Following the release of their Jah Bless collection early last month, Grind London have worked with Breaks Magazine to produce and publish this lookbook shot in the West London surroundings that inspired the collection.
The shoot sees the brand’s regular model interact with various characters in and around Portobello Road; personalities which go together to create the area’s unique subcultural mix (there’s also a cameo from one Paul Weller towards the end). The street itself provides a wide range of coloured and textured backdrops, with brick walls, shutters and store fronts creating a vibrant setting which compliments the collection’s dub and reggae inspirations perfectly. Photographer Mehdi Lacoste does an excellent job of capturing the whole thing and has created some beautiful portraits in the process.
With the Jah Bless collection, Grind continue to develop their range of wovens, using luxurious Japanese cotton to create a series of paisley, striped, and classic Oxford shirts and overshirts. In addition to this, the Japanese Denim Chore Coat is a great looking piece, with double front pockets, button-up closure and four-colour stripes running throughout.
As a long time advocate of the longsleeve T-shirt, the Roots Global design with its large back-print is a firm favourite of mine (I went straight to Footpatrol to purchase it when the collection launched), but the four T-shirt designs which accompany it are equally strong. Completing the collection, Grind embroider their script-style logo on green and blue beanies and a black bucket hat, offering both cold and warm weather headwear options.