- Words Notion Staff
- Photography courtesy of Charles Jeffrey
The visual radio channel breaks new ground for the Scottish designer, as he spotlights the city's history and various creative scenes.
Central St Martins alumni Charles Jeffrey is always on the hunt for something new. Forcing others to do the same, his clothing collections embrace a flamboyance influenced by the vibrant London art scene he’s at the centre of. More recently, the designer has been doing things slightly differently. Earlier this year, he took the unexpected decision to break from the big smoke and showcase his AW23 collection in Milan. Filled with tartan prints and colourful palettes, the clothes were still quintessentially Charles Jeffrey but a change of location hinted at a new dawn for himself and the brand.
Elevating his artistry further, Charles has teamed up with Foundation FM to create a new visual radio channel, called LOVERBOY.FM. In the first episode, titled ‘Bright Lights Big City’, the designer explores New York’s five boroughs and the creative crews within them. Highlight moments come from his interviews with Joe LaBeija, the musician-turned-DJ soundtracking Mowalola shows, and Kid Super founder Colm Dillane.
The intimate conversations seem as cathartic for Charles to perform as they are for viewers to watch. Chats with Dover Street Market staff and Duckie Brown are weaved around shots of iconic NYC spots in The Bronx, Williamsburg and Manhattan. After almost five years away from the city, where he previously filmed a documentary for i-D, the Scottish designer is clearly happy to be back, and back interviewing the artists that he loves. LOVERBOY.FM is a cosy watch that uncovers NYC’s rich art history, both new and old.