In an attempt to house some of our left-over props I have gradually been turning our loo into what now appears like a Tony Heart type gallery. I think its the perfect place to decorate, as its the only time when you stop working, sit down to look at your surroundings.........(without going into too much detail here!)............so it makes sense to poster the walls with lookbooks to have time to appreciate the complexities of collections. However, not so flattering for the designers when they become synonymous with being "those dresses in the loo" to our visiting interns. That has happened with Cooperative Designs who have the honour of 2 hangings in our curated water-closet. But this week Dorothee and Annalisa are showcasing their S/S collection in a West End location arguably slightly more prestigious than our Candid Arts local ; ) Cooperative Designs have taken over the windows at Browns Focus, where they are selling their delicately crafted signature striped knit dresses. The collection was inspired by MEMPHIS, the 1980’s Milan-based collective of young furniture and product designers led by the veteran Ettore Sottsass and known for its post-modernist style. So perhaps its not so bizarre that I have implemented thier look-books into our own interior design!?
Here is Amy Gwatkin's genius film that opened the runway show for the collection: