Sunday, 22 February 2009

Roving Reporter: Falguni and Shane Peacock

Design duo Falguni and Shane Peacock are definitely a smart pair. Giving tea, coffee and pasteries (take note BFC) was a good move. Having food in stomach definitely put a smile on my face as I navigated through the crowds adoring LCF MA design winner Manjit Deu, and firmly took my position on front row.

Why wear tartan, florals and prints on their own? The duo were saying understated is so overated with their autumn/winter collection at the Science Museum this morning, with their colection of dramatic dresses.

These designs are definitely not for the faint hearted. Think you're brave. Try wearing snakeskin and leopard print and sequins. No, that's not one a time - it's all at once. Asymmetric evening dresses very dramatic. Okay, so that was an understatement. Rich embroidery, crystals, feathers and mesh in cream and black adorned their creations.

On first look, there seems to be too much going on but on a closer look you can see the great attention to detail on each dress. Precious stones and crystals were all handworked onto pixilated abstract psychadelic prints. The over the top nature of the brand is a stylists dream. I'm thinking Agyness Deyn in one of their floor legnth dresses styled by Emmanuelle Alt for French Vogue (who else). What are your thoughts?

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