We go gaga over Katie Eary’s heady mix of blooms and prints, all sported by the first vampires to walk down the London Collections catwalk.
Digi-print blooms and cartoon blue lobster prints were on the menu at Katie Eary’s AW13 show. Kaleidoscopic pink prints on coats, shirts and hoodies ruled Eary’s runway, topped off with R&B-worthy gold choker chains. Paired with slick-back hair, shades and power shoulder coats, it was all a bit Patrick Bateman gone to Miami.
There was also a nod to the gothic, with models sporting vampire fangs. No surprise there, given that Eary professes to love scream movies – but knowing Eary and her love of all things 90s, her inspiration’s probably more likely to be Angel or Spike in rather than soppy, besotted Edward Cullen in Twilight. American Psycho, Buffy, whatever – we’re thinking that the heady horror in her collection will be loved by men and women alike.
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Text: Esme Anderson
Images: Mark Rabadan and Harry Carr