LFW – Fyodor Golan S/S 2014 collection
Next up at London Fashion Week was Fyodor Golan, the creative label from designers Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman. Debuting in 2010, the duo – hailing from Latvia and Israel respectively – creates pieces that optimise the respective differences in their approaches to their work. Contrasts and craftsmanship, as well as a strong sense of femininity, underline their overarching signature of expressive design. Painting has been a key medium as well as an emphasis on fabric manipulation, shapes and attention to the smallest details.
Having created a storm at Moscow Fashion Week with an all–gold “bling bodice” that was equal parts stunning and bizarre, understandably our expectations were high ahead of London. Their SS14 build-up had been curiously understated though, with the only hint ahead of walk time being the release of an image of a patterned python several days before the show, preceding the announcement of the collection title. Without question, their themes attempt to engage, excite and delight, and their output today was no different.
Vibrant yellows saturated the collection of candy pops of colour. Rainbow dipped ostrich feathers and snake print finishes topped it off just right in such wearable, figure-flattering pieces that will surely be replicated on the high street.
In an interview with Harvey Nichols fashion director Paula Reid earlier this year, Fyodor Golan announced that the coming seasons would show another side of themselves – “more sporty and wearable”. This was undoubtedly the case today, and we certainly look forward to seeing more from this wonderful label.
Photos: Krisztián Pintér
For further information visit Fyodor Golan’s website here.