This week’s trip to London Fashion Week made for some excellent people watching. The glitteratti, stylish and outlandish were out in force, but my attention was captured by Fred Butler’s AW12 show; an exciting fusion of fashion and music with a exclusive live track performed by Charli XCX (courtesy of Red Bull Catwalk Studio) – sounds that complemented and enhanced the “tropical explosion of colour and magic” in the collection. These pieces certainly married up to Fred Butler’s rainbow approach to “living life in colour.”
Japanese influences were evident but presented with a unique twist. Borrowing motifs from kimonos and origami, her range of sculptural, geometric, padded and paper folded accessories came in hues of sugary sweet treats. Twisted marshmallow-like headwear and belts adorned the heads of the models. Their knitted undergarments – a collaboration with EDE England and the highlight for me – perfectly matching their coiffed hair tints.
The Valentine Roll Neck jumpers and matching knitted knickers come in a “sushi-inspired palette: cream, wasabi green, caviar coral orange and salmon pink” for those wanting to embrace an injection of colour. And the Rosy Nicholas shoe collaboration should finish off the look perfectly. What fun!
Images courtesy Elisha Smith Leverock.
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- Dima Shriyeav’s textured poster designs incorporate hand-drawn and digital elements
- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
- Small Gods magazine explores “anomalies of the drone”
- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s