As a break from the exhibition posts of LFW I will share with you the Untold show that I went to at the Design Museum (20/9/10). I was invited because my lovely uni friend Jaz was in the show!! Really pleased for her I knew it was going to be great!
The show started at 6 (well actually 7...) but there was a traditional London Bus used as a pop up boutique throughout the afternoon.I had a good ol' nose around and saw loads of racks of clothing, jewellery and illustrations. I also got to see Anna Lee's collection up close and personal - she was the winner of the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Prize at Graduate Fashion Week.Once inside everyone took their seats at the catwalk - I sat in a seat with a goody bag. The show began...
First up was Tijana and Mila Popovic who make up the group ,,R8" for eco design. Uniting ethics and aesthetics - recycling, redesign and reconstruction. Black lace and Gothic form fitting garments started the show off with floral accents. Butterfly hats and unusual fabrics. Juxtaposition of hard against soft. My favorite piece was the Neon Zip Dress (photographed).Next collection to hit the catwalk was by the Untold 2010 competition winner Ross Paul Keenan.This collection was menswear with a difference, "My collection was inspired by working on Savile row and how everything was done by the book. I wanted to rebel against the menswear tailoring that has stayed unchanged for many years. The concept came from looking into the football and Brixton riots, and I wanted to create an urban warrior."
A tropical tribal fusion came next from Eki Orleans. Interpretations of African prints on silk - a more luxurious take on a traditional textile. Swimwear, graphic prints, frills and a sexy silhouette.My favorite piece was this yellow dress.The next collection was by Karla Sabina and featured frilled necklaces and cuffs with silver seashell bags.The next collection is going to be image heavy I am afraid - and quite possibly professionally bias... But I do really like my friend Jasmine Howard-Evans collection of brightly coloured, paint splattered garments. Inspired by 1940's utility wear, aeroplanes and birds. Free fluid designs have been taken directly from her sketchbook and contrasted against dungaree utility wear. So I really like this collection and I hope you do too!
After a wonderful colourful collection an Indian inspired mens and womenswear collection by DeLeon by Richard Ramos. Pleating, folds, knitwear and feathers with traditional Indian silhouettes.After the show there was tea and cake but unfortunately I had to dash off to catch my train. It was a lovely evening in a beautiful location.Enjoy
Fashion Fantasist xx