It's been a while since i posted anything, been super busy!
went to the London Edge Trade Show in the Kensington Olympia, a show for all alternative fashion, from gothinc to punk to 50's pin up girl, was really good to see.
Then off to Manchester for a little light shopping, always the best shops there, much easier than London, back to work by Friday and to Milton Keynes on Saturday, getting ready for my birthday this Saturday!!!
Anyway i'm distracting myself from the post, Threeasfour, mega label with amazing silhouettes and shape with influences of light and shadow!
It goes without saying that Threeasfour like to do things their own way. Designers Adi, Ange, and Gabi have an eccentric vision, as inveterate and innovative fashion experimenters, to stage their shows however they please. You couldn't help feeling they were being very obscurantist, of their fine Fall collection. The show at Saatchi & Saatchi was dimly lit—almost totally dark, in fact—and as the models walked the looks, they were only illuminated in flickers of light. Almost impossible to see the clothes.
Threeasfour had seized inspiration from music, in particular from stringed instruments, and the relationship between sound and form. The theme was explored in literal ways—accessories made from used violins.
Notably, the collection featured a number of halterneck dresses fretted like harps, some embroidered in Spirograph-esque designs, others, in a silk-nylon blend, riffing on the construction of parachutes. The most inventive shows ruffles of pleated horsehair coiling around their skirts.
Elsewhere, the looks felt familiar: curved, quilted coats and jackets, including an especially good collarless offering, done in panels of leather and neoprene; pieced leather pants and leggings; draped jumpsuits and dresses in a graphic wool suiting pinstripe.
The latter looks were very commercial, as commercial as it can be without detracting from the orignal designs and in general, the collection was marked by its accessibility.
At least these clothes be seen for what they are: approachable.