January 11th, 2017
It’s fearless, it’s fresh, it’s full-on sophisticated.
Fashion’s Own Survival Guide
One can easily agree that the past year has been, well, unpredictable. Every day we were struck by a different nightmare in a different city, so it’s no wonder that for his Autumn/Winter collection designer Matthew Miller took a political stance. Models paced the catwalk in structured uniform-like pieces, sliced with harness packs and straps, adorned with bloodied eyes and noses and a look of panic that lurked beneath the surface, one that we have become accustomed to in this era of political and social uncertainty.
Black, white and grey were the stars of the show, punctuated by blood-red details on scarves and dripping from the models’ eyes. Minimal simplicity could be found in pieces like the white shirt, the leather jacket and the long coat, suitable to the calming, poetic atmosphere of the show. Both timeless and futuristic, tense and at ease, this was a collection focused on tailored, sophisticated fabrics. A soft but sharp take on the office attire, if you might.
There’s change in the wind
Titled “Fear Itself”, this was a peaceful protest against the “disenchanted, disenfranchised and disengaged’. Closing the show, the models held banners with the word “FEAR” written across them: this is a generation that stands together, defiant and tranquil, a sign that there is light in darkness after all.
Words: Laura Bettencourt