Sunday, 21 February 2016

SIBLING AW16 at London Fashion Week

Daytime disco.


Jones is thought of as much for her night time prowling as her music, and so looks take many of their cues from the nightclub. A dangerously low cut vest is Tinsel knitted. Libertango skirts are wrap-tied at the waist, in a nod perhaps to the iconic style of the seventies, and split to the thigh. A Baruffa yarn hand knit sweater comes in the colours of a NYC taxi, replete with what could be the city’s skyline. Fabulous Nightclubbing all in ones, in plated silver lurex over black are adorned with needle punched leopard print, flashes and stars.


SIBLING are fans of lurex, and it appears throughout the collection in dance floor obliterating shades – lilac, sunshine yellow and royal blue, in part referencing Jones’ iconic ‘Portfolio’ album cover. The lilac Party Girl cardigan with hand sewn sequin trims epitomizes this, alongside hooded fine knitted lace playsuits - these being perhaps the most Jones pieces.


The After Class Paint Stripe jacquard coat, to be flung on hood up post work out, references legendary French artist Pierre Soulages and his bold experiments with paint, as do floor length dresses slit to the thigh to aid either dancing, running or catwalking through your day. These come crowned with giant snoods of knit-raffia trimmed un-spun wool, techniques pioneered by SIBLING.


A gown up, masculine viscose Demolition Chevron jacquard is inspired by a textile from East London’s The Geffrye Museum – SIBLING once again marrying nostalgia to innovative knitwear. Tailoring and denim is mannish and oversized as if stolen from a lover – the men from SIBLING’s AW ’16 men’s collection, not Dolph Lundgren. And the SIBLING leopard print appears throughout, whether in black on black sequins or slyly adorning a lurex knitted helmet – perfect for head banging or for bagging a lift on a getaway scooter. 

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