Junky Styling LFW catwalk show
Hippyshopper's Abi writes: It's been a while since I've experienced the joys of runways, models and 'fashion canapes', but last week saw me dust off my fashion hat and head down to London's trendy Truman Brewery to check out the spring/summer '09 collection from Junky Styling. Junky have been making recycling cool since 1997 and since they first repurposed a suit, founders Kerry Seager and Annika Saunders have gone from strength to strength, using almost entirely pre-worn fabrics for their stylish designs.
Follow the jump to find out about their latest collection.
One thing that has always stood out about Junky's clothes is the strong approach to shape and form. The designers transform tired old suits and curtains into fitted, shapely garments that hang together in sharp and gravity-defying forms.
This was very much in evidence at last week's show: 'It's Reigning Men', particularly since the watchword for this collection was 'masculinity': there was a lot of pinstripe on show, a strong menswear theme even in the womens clothes and even an appearence from shoulder pads: possibly the only 80s trend that hasn't yet gained a foothold in the current revival.
With cameos from many of our favourite hippy brands (Beyond Skin, Veja and Pants to Poverty were all incorporated into the outfits) this was one show whose carbon stiletto-print will have been much closer to size zero than many similar shows. It's good to see that it lost nothing in the process, and this was very much the glam event you'd expect from any LFW show.