Zandra Rhodes autumn/winter 2016 collection presentation for LFW
With a reputation of being brave and bold, Zandra Rhodes’ A/W 2016 collection is unswerving in displaying a line that is dynamic in its femininity. A designer who does not shy away from vibrancy, Rhodes’ pioneering prints and garment construction is as strong as it was in the 70s.
Collaborating with Kraftangan Malaysia for their second season, Shimmer & Shine incorporates the native fabric Songket. Intricately woven with metallic silk, Rhodes developed her renowned geometric motifs to design exclusively for the textile, which in tradition is worn conventionally at ceremonious occasions.
Staged at the BFC Presentation Space, Rhodes displayed her new line in a relaxed social event. With her collection placed in the centre, models and manikins exhibited her pieces, with a bohemian manipulated Malaysian dance showcasing the ease and freedom of the clothing.
The second half of her collection, complimenting the experiential with classic, displayed gold evening dresses cut to flatter the female form. Silk chiffon flowed as the models moved sinuously around the platform. Two-piece suits with wide legged trousers and cropped jackets broke from the traditionally feminine cut demonstrated through out the rest of the line, refreshingly showcasing Rhodes’ signature graphics.
Its no wonder the Queen made her a Dame.
Photos: Erol Birsen