2011 Autumn London Fashion Week: Prophetik
I am always excited to attend the Prophetik show as it is so much more than a catwalk presentation. Designer Jeff Garner likes to evoke the feeling of the collection with live music and a video presentation which creates an amazing atmosphere. This season, the show had a small orchestra and a solo by violinist Analiza Ching.
The inspiration behind the show was revealed before the first model emerged. The collection was influenced by Louis XIV and the oppulence of those times. This resulted in a heavily historice collection with bell sleve dresses, corsets, tailed jackets and military detailing. The pieces were ethical as Jeff reused old fabrics (one of which belonged to his Grandma!) and naturally dyed pieces. The show came to a close with a beautiful strapless white dress adorned with ostrich feathers. Livia Firth sat in the front row and talked to me about what makes Prophetik so unique and how she sees the future of ethical fashion.
- Trends: Patchwork, floor sweeping gowns, dramatic slits
- Colours: White, red, blue, hemp green, black
- Key Looks: White ostrich feather adorned strapless dress.
- Accessories: Vintage pocketwatches, reworked leather boots.
Photographs by Christopher Dadey