London Fashion Week Men’s sparked a new era for fashion concepts. A deconstruction of traditionalism, whereby for the first time both the men’s and women’s collections were married on the same stage. This shift away from segregation has been a powerful force in recent fashion trends, with Jaden Smith famously wearing a pleated skirt for Louis Vuitton’s latest digital campaign. Indeed, the alchemy of these collections sparks change, executed perfectly by Katie Eary in her A/W 17 collection.
A collection awash with asymmetry and artistic flair, the unisex knitwear pieces brought to life by Corgi combines the finest craftsmanship with the intricacy of couture to create a standout collection worthy of the world stage. The simplicity of the sweater is very much forgotten amongst the intricate knits and marabou feather detailing, finished in en vogue shades of orange and purple in a season where somber hues so typically reign.
This integration is a new dimension worth noting, where boundaries are blurred and lines rightfully crossed. For the first time, the likes of Gucci placed their men’s collection alongside the women’s, with Creative Director Alessandro Michele viewing the platform as an outward expression of today’s society, whereby both sexes are viewed as equals. Similarly, it was model Daisy Lowe who captured this alchemy at Eary’s show, donning the same silken lounge of lizards present in the men’s collection. Corgi are thrilled to be contributing to this shift, and hope to continue working with Katie Eary on future collections.