Friday, 25 February 2011

Friday 25th Feb: Katie Eary AW11 - Report by Emily Beard

What do you get when you cross all American apple pie 50s sweetness with a Frankenstein's monster apocalypse? It would probably look a little like Katie Eary's newest collection 'Frankenstein's Lab'.
Like the classic film 'Pleasantville' there's an underlying sinister vein to the wholesome Yank imagery. The classic American varsity jacket was flashed with streaks of toxic green. Stripy jumpers and shirts appeared to sprout hair. T-shirts were slashed into webs. Models stomped in Nike Airs and clunky wedges fused with wood and prickly spikes. Even the tailoring wasn't safe, splattered with prints of creepy crawlies and animalistic leopard print. Not to mention the jewellery, where gold nuts bolts and stitches appeared to puncture the models' faces and necks.

The finale saw the models return with Donnie Darko rabbit masks, saluting the macarbe masterpiece. The collection was a marvellous monster mash up of all that is thrilling about London Fashion Week. A collection to both fear and covet.

Images and text by Emily Beard

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