Fyodor Golan's Belle De Jour at London Fashion Week AW13
If we were to assign fresh London Fashion Week faces, Fyodor Golan, with any speciality, it would be their ability to think outside of the box. The designer duo, who have had a collective past experience at Richard Nicoll, Alexander McQueen and Raf Simons, launched their label in 2010 and this is only their third outing at London Fashion Week.
A move on from their Holy Mountain collection from last season (see the show report here), Autumn / Winter 2013 sees a dramatic artistic and ornate take in the form of extravagant styling, elaborate decoration and a refined attention to detail.
The pair said, "Music and art are a part of the process when we design. We both came from fine arts backgrounds, which provide a constant source of inspiration for our construction silhouette, hand-drawn prints and embroideries. Music makes fashion alive".
Similar to a last year, their collection was inspired by a specific film; this time it's Luis Bunuel's 1967 Belle De Jour which is a coming of age fairy tale. The collection had a enchanting aesthetic in what are starting to become design signatures for the designers; think folded pleat detailing, clever constructions and beautiful prints. The collection was styled up to their usual brand of Gothic with adding a dark and sinister edge to the offering. For me the collection certainly pushed boundaries when it came to shapes. Let us know what you think in the comments below.