With an urban driven collection, Joseph
presented an excellent collection which was vibrant, enjoyable and refreshing. Trucker caps accessorised looks that combined tailoring with t-shirts, perforated shorts with sheer vests only separated by lace stripes and navy gingham checked shirts under neon trench coats. Joseph’s background in illustration, shown previously in his collections, Turvey put these facial prints on jackets and t-shirts, which are the more commercial pieces in an individually visionary offering from this exciting young designer.
Frank Philips, AKA Tobefrank
was inspired by the refined style of the original gentleman, interpreted into a collection suitable for today’s modern dandy. Full of romanticism and melancholic undertones, contemporary classic trench coats, shirts with asymmetric collars and traditional chunky knits – each with wool or sleek velvet trousers was a fresh approach to a theme that could, but never under Tobefrank, get tired.
The added red roses were a great touch to the catwalk and the model with the tattoo’s, above, gave added, fresh, attitude.
Berlin educated, Swiss born designer Julian produced a collection, using Swiss fabrics, was a mixture of the utilitarian and blue sky dreaming. Light and airy, tech fabrics and constructions created a feeling of a surreal, central European adventure amongst the early Spring mountainous terrain.
Backpacks inserted onto anoraks, embellished parkas and large floral prints were humorous but wearable, making this an exciting collection from the Swiss visionary.
, a Central Saint Martins graduate, looked to the reoccurring Space Race and revolutionary theme in this AW12 collection entitled ‘Dystopia’. With the chilling Aldous Huxley novel ‘Brave New World’ and the visually stimulating, surreal futuristic films Blade Runner, Tron and 2001 Space Odyssey, as inspirations, metallic took centre catwalk.
With a the main juxtaposition being future vs tradition, shimmery metallic, such as the belted jacket above, as well as the PVC see through top pieces were paired with slim tailored trousers and crafted shoes. Visionary, brave and a great futuristic indicator, Bodybound has me spell bound.