Since he graduated from the RCA, london in 2006 the illustrator / fashion designer Aitor Throup's intriguing work has been well documented. Not only have most of the better-known fashion magazines closely monitored the young designer but his illustrations also seem to have won him plenty of fans. He describes his work as wearable characters. Clothes with anatomy.
Throup takes inspiration from military garments and football terrace favourites like C.P. company. His design process involves using tiny sculptures to create his patterns resulting in shapes that are one of a kind. His graduation collection entitled ‘when football hooligans become hindu gods’. Is influenced by a story of a group of football hooligans who accidentally killed a hindu boy in a racist attack. The only way they could live with such tragedy was to honour the boy’s life by dedicating their lives to hinduism - by attempting to become hindu gods. Throup produced several outfits that combined the look of clothing that is popular with hooligans and that of hindu gods.