Future Classics A/W 2014 by Gareth A Hopkins.
Fashion designer Julie Wilkins explores ideas of garment construction/deconstruction, radical conservatism and androgyny for A/W 2014. Her capsule collections come with the guiding principle that purposeful limitation allows for increased invention, so the new Future Classics collection features a sombre colour palette, with conservative fabrics given multiple possibilities of wear that are highlighted in the gifs viewed here. Julie Wilkins is also a musician, releasing her album as The Electra Woods in May this year.
What inspired the new collection?
The idea of using very classic fabrics – cashmere, camel hair, silk, fine cotton – and a sedate, conservative palate – while working through the staples of a wardrobe and applying all the various things FUTURE CLASSICSC© “does” to a recognisable garment form – multi-functioning, hybrids, twins etc. – but to a SUPER degree. With a shot of plastic bag blue polyester as a kind of contrast/marker. The colour palette matches the plates too. And it marks the end of that incarnation of FUTURE CLASSICSC© and the label’s transition to DRESS© in SS15 – which is a kind of fresh start in lots of ways.
Future Classics by Marianna Madriz.
How did you put together the gifs, and what gave you the idea to create them?
I built them up (painstakingly, including painting square lips in!) from the look book stills. Oftentimes people don’t see the way the garments will look on and their multi-functionality – so I wanted to show this, and also put a bit of cartoony expressive-ness into the look book. The model Irina was great, very dead pan – super Russian. I love them. It’s like having an electronic pet doll. I often talk to her, when I click on them.
Future Classics Fashion by Isabelle Mattern.
Who would they like to see wearing this collection?
Clever humans who like some comfort with their edge.
Future Classics A/W 2014 by Beatthepulp aka Kulvinder Dhillon.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a dress collection for DRESS© for SS15. The collection has thematically titled EP and another cultural product with it – which is part of the new way of working. This one is super exciting……
Dirty Explanation from The Electra Woods on Vimeo.
The ELECTRA WOODS – Dirty Explanation – Video by Dean Brannagan.
See more Future Classics Fashion here. Hear The Electra Woods (out now on FC/fm) here, and find out more about the band here.
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