London Fashion Week Review: Antipodium
Fembots and futurism.
I really feel that there's a certain level of redundancy in describing clothes in words, when you can see them in pictures. However, since I quite liked Antipodium's SS13 presentation, and happen to quite like the designer, Geoffrey Finch (whom I didn't get a chance to interview after the show) I'll persevere.
The collection is called 'How to Affect Robots and Influence Them'. According to the show notes, Geoffrey was inspired by "fembots and futurism," which sounds promising enough, but how did that idea translate to the clothes? Well, in a nutshell, the collection was filled with all the basics a girl is supposed to need in her closet — suits, shirts, party dresses, leather jackets, and white tees — all of which were reconfigured in weird (in a good way) ways. The designs on show were witty and wearable: think zippered fanny packs built into skirts, like big bows. Genius, right? The colour scheme was generally neutral, with splashes of acidic hues like haz chem orange and post-it yellow.
The print, which was a talking point amongst the editors after the show, was designed in collaboration with Dr Tim Goodacre of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, which should also make it a talking point should you ever decide to wear it out. Handy!
Photos courtesy of Antipodium