London Fashion Week Day 1: Fyodor Golan Autumn/Winter 2012-13
Inspired by the differences between the class systems in Russia, which led to the demise of the Romanov family, Fyodor Golan took us on a unique and entrancing journey to bring us their Autumn/Winter 12-13 collection. After winning the prestigious Fashion Fringe prize last year, Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman certainly reinforced to us why they deserve their place at London Fashion week with one of the most innovative and creative shows that we have seen so far.
To say the show was impressive would be an understatement. Models with sequinned nose rings and oversized necklaces took to the catwalk in the most colourful and exhilarating of clothing. The design duo decided to use textures that completely contrasted one another; these textures were made up of quilted leather, lambs fur and luxurious Mongolian velvet, which only amplified the decadent and rich stance that the show had. Printing was also used at this show; two of the models wafted their skirts down the runway, which featured beetle and butterfly prints upon them. While traditional braiding and eclectic weaving of fabrics only added to the peasant concept that this collection portrayed.