Discover A. V. Robertson Fall Winter 2018/19 collection presented during the ongoing London Fashion Week. Entitled Renaissance du Paradis, the collection is inspired by designer’s personal heritage and the high-octane glamour of the 80s.
Off-kilter fabric combinations are at the core of A.V. Robertson’s designs – this season’s mix is an exhilarating one that’s punk in essence and ethereal in its execution. Focussing on unexpected pairings, the designer’s pieces are brought to life via contrast two tone metallic lamé panels inspired by her longterm love affair with the style of David Bowie, while her layering technique, using sheer iridescent silk organza, evokes an otherworldly atmosphere. The silhouettes are subtly exaggerated this season in keeping the distinctly 80s mood – an asymmetric tunic dress with a single flared sleeve, a bat-wing dress with a cinched-in waist, mini skirts layered over wide-leg plaid trousers with unzipped hems, and a series of shimmering knotted drapes. Meanwhile, A.V. Robertson’s signature hand stitched Swarovski crystal floral embellishments have evolved – now juxtaposed with jewel-toned satin, sequinned panels, and vibrant tartans. While each botanical burst is symbolic of the Garden of Eden sprouting to life, the models take on the guise of “punk fairies”, exploring A.V. Robertson’s new romantic vision of utopia. – from A.V. Robertson
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Photography Chris Yates