KTZ catwalk show report S/S 2016 for LFWFashion WeekSS16
Staged in the Bankside Vaults, home to London’s Pulse nightclub, Paloma Faith and a gaggle of Hackney’s coolest street kids joined forces for the KTZ show. The collection was raw, energetic and anti-fashion with influences ranging from African tribes to 80s punk.
Anarchic label KTZ was formed in 2003 by Marjan Pejoski and Sasko Bezovski, infusing both their men’s and womenswear lines with street vibes and urban energy. There is a punk aesthetic and individual sensibility to the label that often advocates diversity within the industry by employing street models for their collections.In this way, KTZ brings its incredible alternative style to the fashion forum.
Remarkable skill was shown through the ingenuity of the cut of tanned leather, suede jackets and mini-dresses, manipulating the surface of the material to focus on producing shapes to ascertain a novel post-punk aesthetic. Black leather disco shorts and bondage bralets styled with sheer full-length sleeves added to the sensuality of the collection, whilst almost Jackson Pollock-esque abstract expressionist prints and Warholian pop art slogans of the label’s name helped to advocate a carefree, punk attitude.
Accessories were just as exciting as the garments, with large tribal metallic earrings, fishnet silver tights, oversized bangles and fangs worn by the models. A thoroughly refreshing collection and already garnering support from celebrity clients, KTZ marches to the sound of punk. And where this label leads, we are excited to follow.
Photos: Krish Nagari