The ‘ones to watch’ shows at Vauxhall fashion scout are always an electric experience, it feels like you are present at the birth of new design. The show presented AW collections from Bodybound, Joseph Turvey, Julian Zigerli and Tobefrank.
This collection by Kim Choong-Wilkins was most certainly all about the body! Sex was back, FACT. The fetish theme was channeled through transparent PVC overcoats and ponchos with nothing but a studded vest,braces and boxers to provide modesty. Individual touches such as military style khakis, oversized visors, studding, metallics and PVC proved this Central St Martins graduate could become a directional force in menswear.
LCF graduate Joseph Turvey had a little something special going on, whilst his collection was progressive with items such as shocking pink crochet short suits, most pieces were very wearable. Turvey embraced different forms of creative yarning as well as digital graphics throughout his collection, his collection was definitely a highlight of the show.
Swedish born and German studied Julian Zigerli brought us a fantastically sentimental collection inspired by boyhood entitled “To infinity and beyond”. Technical fabrics and high grade cottons took on the images of dinosaurs, backpacks were incorporated in shirts and outerwear and extra large bobble hats and gloves added a small childish air. The models parading with their hooded jackets slung on their heads like a little tyke in the park just took the biscuit. Charming, delightful and refreshing.
Huddersfield University graduate Frank, made details such as collars and buttons a key feature in his AW collection, which was an elegant offering of muted tones and traditional fabrics. Collars were so important that some garments even featured two, jackets and coats had an element of hunting sportswear to them with carefully detailed and precise pocketing, sleek tailoring and tails. This collection celebrated the modern gentleman beautifully.