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Independent PR agency Village showcased their clients’ autumn/winter 2015 lines last week in an open day on Old Street and there’s no doubt that ladies and gentlemen everywhere will be dressed to impress next season. Despite the array of talent and inspiring designs, here are our chosen favourites from the event.
London-based Matthew Miller has a distinct philosophy that ensures his collections explore unconventional fabrics and techniques and autumn/winter 2015 is no different. Miller treated us to both menswear and womenswear, unsurprising as it’s known that he aims to stand as a significant designer for both.
There were similarities between the two ranges; maroon and sand dominated the colour palette of the pieces, however burnt orange featured in the ladies’ range which added a brighter alternative. Miller also used polstry, a material often associated with lampshades, to create thick, structured t-shirts which are sure to keep the chill out in winter.
The designs from Holly Fulton are popular amongst A-list celebrities such as Keira Knightley. Her strong attention to detail and hand-rendered items resulted in her winning the ELLE New Designer Award in 2010 (amongst others), as well as being shortlisted for the Vogue Fashion Fund this year.
Next season maintains the emphasis on embellishments with its focus on young party girls, a collection which screams glamour. The designs had a romantic twist as Fulton based her range on roses which accounted for the heavy use of pastel pink and cream and items incorporated the flower through prints and fabric shape. Playful elegance was achieved here; there’s no wondering why Hollywood stars don her dresses for the red carpet.
Dynamic duo Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman are the masterminds behind the psychedelic aesthetics of Fyodor Golan’s autumn/winter 2015 line. The products encompassed the spectrum of the rainbow which reminds us that their primary inspiration behind all their designs is painting. The vivid mix of colours gave the impression of the 1960s hippie movement and is definitely tailored towards the more fearless fashionistas. The textures were just as eccentric: PVC, taffeta and silk were teamed together, accentuating the originality of the collection.
Village hosted such a fantastic event with a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and complimentary fresh bread which, all in all, portrayed the nature of their company. All the collections presented were unique and encompassed the epitome of fabulousness, so much so we’re wishing for the colder months already!
Photo: Athina Christou