Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Wednesday 1st Oct: Paris Fashion Week - Kitty Joseph

Showroom report (i.e. me having fun trying on the beautiful garms in the name of journalism!).   
Kitty Joseph's SS15 "Skyline" collection has come from looking out of her studio window at the magical multicoloured sunsets of this summer and the hues intersected by the square grid of the frame.  Coming from a print background at the RCA, her mark-making is always a key unique quality of the brand with her latest materials being spraypaint mist and biro blue scrawl.  In addition to these unexpected stationary materials is a secondary subtle colour palette such as highlighter-pen neons and post-it note pastel shades.  These components that slice up her sketchbook have also informerd the shape in pattern cutting with asymmetric hems like the torn pages.  Textile textures range from shiny PVC macs to draped silk dresses to crepe knife pleat panels and fine Fortuny style funnels.  My favourite piece is this Silk Habotai dress with squares of gradient colours, clashing on sections of seams - see the tiny triangle of yellow just poking thru at the centre front.  LUSH!  Despite having picked out the most expensive and special item of the season, Im also excited by the stretch leggings and would LOVE a Kitty Joseph running outfit!  Check out these pieces, T-Shirt line and accessories all coming up over on her site.
See the history of her Instagram shots of the summer's skylines from her studio here.

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