All photos taken from Vogue.com
For Alistair Carr's second ready to wear collection, the designer was thinking of a punk-sophisticate. His muse, a girlfriend from when he was twelve who had a similar style to his collection. A questionable colour palette of baby blue & pinks, pearl greys, camels, scarlet and burnt orange ended up working well. The collection included- shifts that had an asymmetrical shape from the placement of the print or colour blocking; a turtleneck sweater with a shriveled, ruffled neckline; heavily tailored coats & jackets towards the end; and dresses with strategically ribbed areas that looked like dozens of seams in a 3D/graphic appearance. It's a little eighties kitsch, almost Nan Kempner, that pulled off with unusual charm. As to whether the results go well sales-wise is another question.
- James Gerrard