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Thursday 08 March 2012
Words Spindle

For AW12, as ever the penchant for punk was present but this time it was a re-interpretation of historic and traditional dress into a contemporary incarnation, featuring terrific tartans and plaids, as well as esoteric symbols printed onto garments and silhouettes that one would expect to see in a monastery, in this case a very cool monastery. The palette was monochromatic with the exception of red and yellow and the precious metals, gold and silver. Layering was key often with contrasting patterns but in most cases the different layers were checks in various sizes. Hats featured a lot from soviet style to urban and the jewellery and accessories was their signature statement with epic belts, and the branding eye-poppingly notable. Including both menswear and womenswear, the unifying theme was that of oversize reigns supreme and was convincingly put across. The afterparty also featured the best dressed crowd of people in one room I’d seen in a long time and unpretentious abandon was witnessed. I foolishly sat in the far corner of the dance floor meaning I couldn’t very well have left even if I had wanted to, but who would have wanted to really.