Exclusive: Kahlo SS12/13 Lookbook
Equal parts girl power, corporate whims, and sex-kitten.
Kahlo are relatively new to the game — not that you can tell or anything. In their third collection, 'A Full House', we see a progressive nod to FW12's 'Awkward Presence', sustaining that clean minimalism, but also growing up a little bit along the way.
The collection was inspired by both the artwork of Del Kathryn Barton, particularly her dreamscapes, as well as her personality. 'A Full House' also draws heavily on the label's namesake, Frida Kahlo, and the tomboy style of Patti Smith. These women —unapologetic and strong in their ideals — come through in the collection, which fuses clean, crisp modernism with an peppering of androgyny.
Classic white collars button all the way, leather is perforated, silk is sand-washed, and cut-out details are strategically sexy/tasteful. Emily Jean Bester and her perfect pout stars here, following her fronting Carly Hunter's lookbook not long ago.
Though the appeal is a pared-back refined aesthetic, what with block colours and a scant palette, let it be known this ain't a bore — every detail is a pristine and deliberate execution.