Monday, 22 February 2016

Monday 22nd Feb: LFW AW16 Zandra Rhodes

The backing cloth from the screen-printing tables of Zandra Rhodes studio were used as the set design for her presentation at the ICA Gallery.  All the layers of ink and shapes tesselated over time, were a beautiful backdrop to her new AW16 collection of brocade silk fabrics.  Her signature metallic swirls are now across suits using "Songket" to complement her soft sheer silhouettes.  The "Shimmer & Shine" collaboration with Kraftangan uses this Malaysian textile technique to revive the tradition and bring it to a new market.  Songket, also originally worn as head ties and headdresses in Malay ceremonies,  has now been reimagined and reworked into Turbans by Piers Atkinson.  Jewellry came from Lara Bohinc, glasses by Kitty Joseph and shoes from Nicholas Kirkwood to complete the nostalgic "Global Nomad" vibe with models dancing around the museum gallery setting.  Soundtracked by The Broken Hearts, this was the perfect Saturday night 70's style salon soiree for fashion week, thank you Dame Zandra. 

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