GOOD AFTERNOON ALL…I hope you’re having a hip-hoppity-happy Friday! As you know over the next week YGSF is reviewing GFW in (watermelon) chunks. On Wednesday it was all about maximalism to the max, chucking all craziness down the catwalk in full force. Today it’s 90’s nostalgia ft technology! Think Met Gala 2016 but way more inventive than Zayn Malik in a armour tux! It’s the genius work of Holly Sondhi, James Parker, Halina North and Polly Thomas.
Be warned this is NOT for technophobes…
Holly Sondhi (Nottingham Trent University)
90’s babies i’m sure you’ll all remember the Gameboy and Rubix Cube obsession, I once had a friend who could do the Rubix Cube in 30 seconds…which was all you needed back then to be successful. Holly brought back this 90’s nostalgia, using the red, white, blue and yellow colour scheme, making everything a Rubix Cube. I really felt like I was in some sort of video game, and it felt GREAT!
James Parker (University of Brighton)
ANOTHER throwback to childhood (how I wish I was 9 again and eating crayons…yes I was eating crayons at 9), this time in the form of the Power Rangers! The models stormed down the catwalk in multi-coloured armour and plastic suspenders, which were kind of kinky?!
These looks are the sort of of thing i’d expect to see in a Lady Gaga music video.
Polly Thomas (Edinburgh College of Art)
Floor-length black patent leather coats and matching over the knee boots, what comes to mind?
The Matrix…that’s all that needs to be said!
Polly was also the winner of the British Fashion Council Scholarship, so keep your eyes on this collection. I’m telling you the goth is coming back!
Halina North (Edinburgh College of Art)
Maybe the most inventive collection I saw at GFW, next level recycling. Halina, winner of the Christopher Bailey Gold Award, created her graduate collection almost entirely out of brown paper bags. I feel like this has come at a very poignant time. This week Vivienne Westwood announced the importance of quality not quantity when shopping, recycling clothing is what we all should be doing in 2017!
I’m aware that a paper bag collection is pretty much the opposite of technology…but it’s good to keep you on your toes!