London Fashion Week - Photos by Andreas Stavrinides
A/W 2010 -11
For Autumn/Winter 2010-11 the collection is inspired by shadow and duality, on the surface everything is dark yet finely balanced in terms of its geometry and grace. Taking inspiration from aerial photography different textures piece together like patchwork, fused with high-gloss vinyl piping. The collection focuses on merging fine textures from Napa leather, suede, tweed and silk in a way that exudes solidarity and extravagance, imagine a Helmut Newton night woman.
We see signature body-con shapes contrasted with a softer silhouette, so far unseen from the brand as it harnesses in on both form and fluidity. There is an armour reference that balances beautifully with a more feminine voluminous feeling, with use of fine double silk georgette fabric. High-waist trousers have a liquid flowing feel, offset when worn with stricter sexy box jackets with dashes of extraordinary fine leather. We see elegant dresses that are more decadent than sexy worn by a very direct woman. Romina adds: ‘Our lady is definitely not a yes-yes person’
Wearable wool coats and tailored separates that subvert classic cuts can be worn both day and night. Oversized, sporty straight tees and jumpers in raglan styles in luxury fabrics. Hand-made leather chain accessories are used to create decorative flourishes for styling and supply a spark of sexual charge.
Overall this collection engages the real concerns of the busy, modern woman who buys into timeless style.
Words by Sarah Sabner