Cimone spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFW
Cimone is a new womenswear label, showing for only the second time during London Fashion Week under the assured leadership of Central Saint Martins’ alumna Carli Pearson. This epic showcase brought together her experiences in senior design roles with brands such as Stella McCartney, McQ and Pucci, however it was her fun, playful side that really came to the fore this season.
To the sounds of tribal beats and The Age of Aquarius, Pearson showed chiefly cream and white sportswear-inspired fabrics and American baseball shirt silhouettes, paired with carefully detailed striped full-length eveningwear in bold bottle greens, corals and navy. Prints featured colourful swirls within open paint tins; embroidery followed suit, emblazoning paint splatters over shoulders, white wedge heels and splashes of tangerine orange on shoulders.The pieces were carefully designed to be worn both inside and out, and for both genders interchangeably. Eyebrows were thickly plastered in white paint, again echoing this painterly-inspired collection. Intricate coin-sized circles were laser cut into top layers of dresses and jackets, showing bold reds and orange silks peeking through the underneath.
Both male and female models wore the striped, sporty horizontal baseball-style shirts, work-wear boiler suit jackets, and cut-off silk tailored suits. Showstoppers featured tiny coloured and white polystyrene balls, jumping up and down inside exaggerated sheer bell sleeves and deep navy dresses.Dresses were gathered and cinched in with ties around the waist and oversized collars on short boxy jackets also featuring the signature laser cutting. This collection was not only cleverly colourful, childlike and playful in spirit but also extremely well-constructed and strong. I am sure Cimone will go from strength to strength and judging from the huge cheer at the finale, I am not the only one.
Photos: Krish Nagari
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