LAFW: Nicholas Mayfield

After three very short days, LA Fashion Week is over.

While our home base is here in Melbourne, Australia, we’ve kept a close watch on the happenings of eclectic LA.

Home of the classic ‘heroin chic’ style that’s taken the world by storm, and been adopted and appropriated thrice over– there’s no denying that LA’s fashion scene is one to tune into.

Naturally, a quick social media peruse will update you on the who, the what, the where, and the ‘why the hell not’. So, on a lazy Sunday, with phone in palm and snacks never too far away, I went in for the investigative Instagram scroll. My findings? Say hello to Nicholas Mayfield.

(photo sourced via www.instagram.com/lafw)

(photo sourced via www.instagram.com/lafw)

Mayfield is an artist and designer that just had his own showcase in LAFW.

He started off as a cut and sew designer at his own label SOULFUL COMMANDOE, before revisiting who he aspired to be as a child–a painter. He now creates a beautiful fusion of the two, and works with big names in the entertainment industry like Drake, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Lil Wayne to name a few. Under ‘who am I’ on his website, he describes his inspiration:


“My work originates from Black History, Americana with the raising of in the boom of skateboard and hip-hop culture. From the very racial strong 80s/90s of being a black male during the crack, gang and strong prison era.”

A concept that we see take form in his art and clothes.

(photo sourced via www.mrnicholasmayfield.com?

(photo sourced via www.mrnicholasmayfield.com?

Though his website speaks frequently of the ‘Warhol effect’ and everybody getting their 15 minutes of fame, I’m going to take a guess– we’ll be seeing a lot more of Nicholas Mayfield in the minutes, months and years to come. After all, Nicholas Mayfield Over Everything, no?

– Kyah Parrott