A Complicated Relationship
On day 2 of London Fashion Week Fyodor Golan was my first catwalk show for the day. It’s no surprise that the vibrant fashion label has reached its 5th Anniversary! As designers Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman approach their celebratory landmark they are soaring on their reputation of experimental design and dauntless colour, however this time around the show started off with an almost blank canvas.
Opening the show was a lightweight utility style overcoat featuring a wide and longline lapel (collar). Once you looked beyond the simple pebble grey layers that gently flowed into one another, you could see that there was more to it than just an invariable canvas. The coat was layered over a peak collared shirt dress with a square cut pocket detail that flowed in to a waterfall ruffle that cascaded down one side of the dress. Additional detail was reserved for the back of the over coat with two horizontally relaxed openings positioned across the upper and lower back. This monotone ensemble paved the way for the explosion of colour and print that was on its way.
‘…an alluring atmosphere that one enjoys with their love. The word denotes love and beauty but gives scope for a myriad of other emotions….this is a modern take on a woman adorning herself….’
Friday 16th September. The first official day of London Fashion Week, Aesthetic Candy’s first Teatum Jones catwalk show, and the debut of Teatum Jones’ first menswear collection. It’s a good day.
The show opened with a film of Scottish creatives expressing how important it is to be confident in who you are, and shed light on Scotland acceptance of human diversity.
Together the mens and womenswear collections brought the catwalk to life with a composition of impulsive colour and print inspired by water paintings of 20th Century Scottish painter Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and optical laser effects from the Glaswegian house club scene – which was translated into geometric pattern.
Each season ‘Fashion Scout’ introduce a handpicked selection of new UK and international designers, who we should be watching out for. At the top of my list is Serbian womenswear designer Ana Ljubinković (pronounced Lyoubinkovich).