Inspiration for this show was taken from the safari and world tribalism. The crazy accessories were created by Kathryn Marchbank incorporating into her designs the Greek tradition of broken plates into necklaces. Consisting largely of wide gauge knitwear in sparkly wool, knitted together to form body con dresses, in reds, pinks and blues. Menswear sweaters were made from the same wool, while vests were made from wooden beads threaded onto wool. Tweed and forest green waxed denim were used to make trousers and shorts. Fine gold thread was woven together to create a dazzling fabric, that was then use to make two statement dresses. The models had cassette tape coming from their eyes in strands and their lipstick smeared around their mouths. I’m not 100 percent sure why, and no explanation was given on the press release, but it still added a certain drama to the show. Cassette tape was also used as fringing on dresses, capes and vests.
Much as I would like not to mention this, I happened to notice that they sent the same outfits out twice on two or three occasions. I am not sure if this was to fill a time gap between outfit changes but it isn’t hugely professional. Still on the upside I thought the collection was clever, well thought out and great for editorial.