Supported by the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN programme, Nicholas Daley pays homage to his family’s role in Britain’s reggae sound system culture.
SLYGO takes its name from Nicholas’ father’s DJ alias and draws direct inspiration from his parents’ club night known as Reggae Klub which ran from 1978-1982, in and around Scotland. Presenting acts such as ASWAD, Heptones and Misty in Roots amongst many more, Reggae Klub was one of the first reggae nights in Scotland at the time and was a haven for people from minority communities.
By exploring his parents’ experiences and incorporating them into the presentation, Nicholas maintains a sense of authenticity in this collection: referencing original memorabilia from Reggae Klub by recreating the original t-shirt, designed and sold by his parents. Nicholas’ outlook is informed by Britain’s subcultures and how they continue to influence contemporary popular culture.