Sadie Clayton spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for LFW
Sadie Clayton’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection at the iconic Royal Academy of Arts has framed her as a pioneer in futuristic British fashion. Her S/S 2017 presentation comprised of industrial interpretations of sci-fi ready to wear couture, more accessible than her previous collections but equally bold and 3-dimensional.
Progressing from light to dark metallic colour schemes interspersed with holograms modelling her collection, the theme of experimentalism cognizant of the fashion industry’s shift to industrial chic was evident in her pieces. Using her signature copper, silver, blue and white as the main palette features, embossed textured bomber jackets and a boiler suit in midnight blue indicated Clayton’s flair for incorporating classic fashion staples with postmodern statement pieces. Her exploration of time and space has led her to develop her sculptural style through using new textiles such as latex, alongside embossing techniques. This simultaneous recognition and break from the norm highlights the rebellious nature of Clayton’s fashion ethos, an energy that has allowed her to create a collection reflective of her unique outlook on the concept of headspace espoused by her earlier works. As opposed to the traditional catwalk exposé, Clayton’s presentation of her Fashion as Art framed by industrial drainpipes reinforces the idea that we are all held in time and space being observed by others. This stillness is contrasted with the suddenness of movement created by the award-winning MDH holograms who in the past have collaborated with Christian Louboutin, Burberry and the British Fashion Council. Fashion, art and technology are effortlessly intertwined in Clayton’s S/S 2017 collection demonstrating her success in spanning genres in order to create bespoke luxury sculptural womenswear at the foreground of British fashion.
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina
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