Oversized abstraction

25th February 2011

Central St Martins show during London Fashion week is always inspirational but this years show seemed to have an added sophistication and future vision.

Continuing to push the boundaries of abstracting the figure, clothes in many cases sat away from the body offering almost graphic contrasts with form and shape.

Colour was also key - moving away from last year where muted and pale were key (think Lilly Heine) - instead this year we have a riot of colour and an almost misfit appeal. Appliques and textured fabrics offered an outrageous modesty offering a glimpse into a new vision of dress

Many of the silhouettes were exaggerated continuing the growing trend for oversized especially in the case of the menswear, but my favourite collection was the bold and simple shapes by Rejina Pyo who's mix of simple shapes and contrasting materials as well as bright colours mixed with natural slate were just beautiful.

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