Fyodor Golan are essentially the sort of design duo that makes the existence of LFW still worthwhile. Still relatively new – the duo are one of the few remaining, on schedule design set that truly keep London’s reputation for new, exciting and creative fashion alive. It is the kind of collection that I take notes on and then seem to have no words to translate it into accurately but equally don’t care because there is a video and you can watch it for yourself, however I will give it a go.
Very much again with the 80’s thing, Fyodor Golan presented a collection that can only be described as a riot of colour, texture and metallic. From the bold florescent tones to the reflective, foiled and metallic panels if you were nodding off after the beautiful yet calming hues at J.JS Lee, you may want to whip out your sunglasses for this one.
This was a collection that while the prints and tones were bold and almost pop-art esque, the focus was well and truly on the silhouettes. Essentially a collection of deconstructed shirting, oversized ruffles and a sprinkle of tassels for good measure. The eighties revival continued through exaggerated shoulders and incredible collars, with tightly tailored waists. There were strappy sundresses, with triangle tops, plunging into deep v’s, slashed panels and holographic fabrics. The jackets reminded me of deconstructed macs, with the key elements taken to usher in an altogether, newer and much fiercer jacket with Fyodor Golan drama.
While the collection was loud and proud, the continued use of ruffled details and soft asymmetric hemlines brought back a much more feminine edge to the collection. It has been a while since I have seen Fyodor Golan’s show but this felt like a good step back to the aesthetic that they entered the scene with at Fashion Fringe in 2011. Manipulating materials through new technology and the use of 3D work, Fyodor Golan are duo with a modern outlook but with some serious old skool cutting skills.
- Re-worked shirting
- Platform shoes (yay)
- Bold Florescent tones
- Ruffle details (oversized)