Designers Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman presented Fyodor Golan‘s Spring Summer 2020 Pantastic collection, that features combination of identities for each look, referencing both historical and modern day icons, on Saturday, September 14th, during the ongoing London Fashion Week.
“Repurposed elements, breathe new life to existing ingredients in a move towards a zero-waste path of creation. The 1994 film Farrinelli Castrato by Gérard Corbiau and the 1984 film Amadeus by Milos Forman served as initial inspirational backgrounds.
An aggressive, almost violent, approach draws attention to the clothes, their make and construction, emphasising extremities and contradictions. Lace is used clashingly with repurposed heavy metal t-shirts. Negligee slip dresses are turned into pleated evening gowns with chewed out parts replaced with delicate lace panelling. Pleats are a major draw and accentuate the craft of their creation. An intensive and delicate process challenged by the contrasting mix of fabrications, weights and textures. Recycled and deconstructed denims are reassembled and reapplied onto lightweight base fabrications a more angular, and unisexual look. Newly reinterpreted denim looks are created by use of traditional denim techniques on delicate textiles such as silk satin and tulles, blurring the lines between the artificial, the fantasy and the reality.
We explored the idea of Pansexuality – the attraction towards a person regardless of their gender identity. This served as a battle against uniformity and underlined the expression of individuality of each model in the show. The Bedroom was an integral inspiration this season. Blankets and pillows are harnessed and turned into hybrid accessories justifying sexual tensions.“
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