The creative collision of designers Agi & Sam intersected on the catwalk as the duo debuted their SS14 collection based around the observational concept of modern fashion through the lens of an old man on the verge of senility confronted with the daily grind of using public transport. The juxtaposed notion of old encountering new translated into pieces that mixed modern and vintage cuts, print and pattern.
Expectedly, print featured prominently on the catwalk; manifesting in statement suits boasting Morse code and techno-Aztec patterns inspired by the motifs and colour palettes found on seating in Tube trains and buses. Drawing from modes of communication and transport the collection celebrated the visual splendor often over-looked in the subconscious move and groove of our habitual daily commute.
Revival of the traditional oversized Chesterfield coat was modernised with deconstructed blocking of cool and saturated colours (orange, khaki, light blue, white and grey). This was balanced by subdued modes of black, grey and white featured in half-sleeved square jackets paired with pleated shorts and mock turtlenecks. Popping up in many collections of Fashion Week, the lightweight parka drifted down the runway – this time, in a white textured braille pattern of waterproof Gor-Tex.
The show ended with spectators and faithful followers of the label breaking into a raucous row that erupted from the back benches to infect the meekly aloof tortoise-shelled editors seated in front. Gaining the first standing ovation of the season proves the pair appropriately struck a balance with both traditionalist and contemporary aesthetes.
Review written by Cody James (@roguing_vogue) for Katie Chutzpah blog