The models were all smiles at yesterday’s Sibling spring/summer show – and they had good reason to be, too.
It was hardly a surprise the models were smirking at the Sibling catwalk show this morning at Victoria House. We would too if we had the luxury of rocking Joe Bates, Cozette McCreery and Sid Bryan’s psychedelic sequins, graphic lines and leopard print. Fifties pin-ups and imagery from the civil rights movement adorned the all-American West Side Story-inspired collection, and rockabilly denim, baseball jackets and matching quiffs injected fun and character into the morning’s proceedings.
The collection worked around the idea of masculine youth, change and conflict, according to the trio of designers before the show. Their love of colour and intarsia stitching remained strong, and naturally there was plenty of big cat print for us to pore over. The collection for next season was bold, it was playful and it might not be for everyone (ahem, David Gandy), but we loved it and wished all models would smile a little more when they stalk the catwalks. The trio got some serious love from the crowd, too. And IRL that’s what matters.
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Words: Sophie Haslett (Follow Sophie on Twitter @SophieHaslettXX)
Images: Mark Rabadan