This season, Sibling announced that the gang would only be showing all together. No more LFW, from here on in we’ll only see our favourite knitted crew at LCM, boys and girls. For their official debut combined show, both sides took on Sibling signatures, the corsets that we saw on the boys for SS16 take a turn on the girls too for SS17, in translucent mesh with bright laces. AW15’s stripe frenzy is back in candy colours across both genders and AW16’s boxer robe lengths are making a return too, this time in sweet-wrapper tones. Newbies include delicate white crocheted florals across bombers, dresses and vests, a frenetic black and white almost-floral print and thick blooming 3D patterns.
Swimwear was a focus, it is *technically* summer after all. Useful too, as at the show’s unofficial after-party on a Shoreditch rooftop, the burliest boys of the bunch decided to make use of the hot tub and their Sibling towels. Think of the smallest speedos you’ve ever seen, then halve them and you’re close to the mens swimwear for SS17. Hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it, and flaunt it in Sibling’s zigzag patchwork (they come bedazzled in sequins, too, if you fancy it). The girls get one pieces in the same print as well as towelling suits in beach hut baby blue and white, the boy’s version is a playsuit, cut open right down to the navel.
Co-founders Cozette McCreery and Sid Bryan took to the catwalk for their final bow wearing “IN” t-shirts with their entire crew of beautiful people behind them, and of course, as always at Sibling shows, to the sound of rapturous applause. Although the collection took inspiration from across the pond in Miami, the pieces themselves are made from Italian yarns. The Sibling message overall is one of inclusion, of positivity and strength in numbers. Find your gang and stick with them, grow the crew and build relationships. It’s not that deep on the surface of their playful designs, but a clear undercurrent and an ethos to live by.