Una Burke’s stint at London Fashion Week saw the designer preview her A/W ’11 range with a short film screening alongside an exhibition, the former remaining the Freemasons Hall ’til Wednesday 23rd February (A.K.A.fashion week’s mens day). The film centered around a red headed model and lasted no longer than ten minutes. With elements of Lady Gaga and Natalie Portman circa Black Swan, the fragile female shakes and trembles around a bedroom before making her way down a staircase. When she reaches the bottom the music switches and suddenly she’s in-what appears to be-a clinical esc hallway, with five strangers in white surrounding her. They laugh, she collapses and the film finishes.
Projected onto a white screen in a grand hall at Freemasons, pieces from Una Burke’s collection sat to the sides of the screen alongside black and white stills, while a mannequin was situated at the back. Made up of bondage esc leather piece, black and brown cuffs and ‘body armour’ were well received by the (primarily) gothic visions around the room.