Field of Ponies autumn/winter 2016 collection presentation for LFW
Canadian-born though London-based designer Julie Bérubé formed label Field of Ponies in 2012, after the methodical creation for an art project of one small pony each day, from found objects. This approach metamorphosed into a fashion label, which is driven by the hand-crafted, raw and ancient techniques of quilting, applique and stitching juxtaposed against a sportswear cool aesthetic.
Titled The Future Is Sweat, Field of Ponies presented the autumn/winter 2016 collection at the Brewer Street Car Park, amongst an array of other designers. This innovative showcase featured models literally intertwined together – tied to one another with elongated sports sleeves in lime green jersey. Footwear continued with a sponsorship from K-Swiss complementing the garments with sporty platform white trainers.
Appliqued giant mouths emblazoned sporty hooded sweat tops connected with eyelets and cord providing a refreshing take on sporty chic. The palette was clean, with greys, dark denims, taupe, whites and neon green. Grey fur poked through raw cut-out shapes of hoodies, robot or alien laced up faces like features of faces were crafted, slashed and raw on polo neck sweaters yellow and green flashes of elasticated ribbing straps lined tops of knee-high socks, cuffs and hung down from technical fabrics. Graphic printed white horizontal and vertical lines daubed cuffs and hems.
This was a raw, unapologetic take on sportswear cool, with frayed embellishments and exciting flashes of neon throughout. If The Future Is Sweat we are sure to see Julie Bérubé and her label Field of Ponies there!
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina