Rachel Roy built on some of the elements that she introduced last season in her Spring/Summer 2010 show yesterday. The collection echoed the structured, tailored pieces that we loved last season. Two piece suits in block colours were dominant in the collection.
Every so often, we are lucky to find a new brand that is both innovative and creative but also is commercially viable to have longevity, particularly in the current economic climate.
Hemyca is such a brand. Not only were fashion insiders fighting to grab the designers, Helen and Myra, after their stellar Autumn/Winter 09 show this season, celebrities are banging on their doors to be dressed by them.
The Fashion Pack were lucky enough to talk to the design duo about everything from who they are dressing now to what they are playing on their iTunes in the studio.
The upshot of so many people going 80s is that remaining designers are displaying the clean structure associated with parts of that decade. Whether that means crisp shoulders and a nipped-in waist on a blazer or nearly straight lines on a Jil Sander shift is left to personal preference. Balmain's interpretation placed an angular jacket with a bright-blue sequinned skirt, striking perhaps the most middle-of-the-road balance with The Bad Decade and, well, realistic cool factor. So get thee to a tailor, my friend. The looks are here, and they should fit perfectly.
The colour palette was simple (almost exclusively cream and soft pink), but the structure was anything but: Richard Nicoll won me over with a series of experimental trenches, Chanel-turns-spaceship corsetted pieces and a catwalk appearance by Jessica Stam. The triple threat.
Bono and Mick Jagger's fashion man scored another hit Sunday, as if it's any surprise than the man who knows leather trousers better than...almost anyone could make a Balenciaga-tinged, sci-fi structural collection come off effortlessly.
TodayHeymca showed why they are one of the the hottest tickets on the Vauxhall Scout schedule.
If there's one thing you will be wearing come fall, it's a statment jacket. Let me rephrase that; a Heymca statement jacket. They were padded at the shoulders and on the hip, emphasising the waist and creating a powerful but feminine silhouette. Their autumn/winter offerings included angular tuxedo jackets with a strong sci-fi aesthetic. It's hardly suprising that the pair did a stint at Roland Mouret who is the king of all things stuctured and archetectural.
Helen and Myra, the design duo behind Hemyca, proved that Central Saint Martin's isn't the only place churning out strong design talent. The fashion industry should pay attention to London College of Fashion alumni.