FASHION156 / Collections / KTZ – London Fashion Week AW12

For AW12, KTZ gave us both menswear and womenswear, all designed in his usual style of loud prints and androgynous punk inspired ethos. Opening the show with all-plaid black and white looks, the designer layered different sized tartans over one another creating an artistic array of oversized shirts and wide-sleeved, boxy jackets for men, alongside long skirts paired with wrap around blazers cinched at the waist with heavy leather belts for women.

Historical and religious references filtered throughout, as we were presented with Baroque style Corinthian leaves emblazoned on red-black plaid skirts, as well as ancient cryptic symbols, printed onto trousers, kilts, and formidable monk-like jackets with oversized hoods and long scarves worn hanging round the neck, reminiscent of priests’ robes. Not one to miss out on the joys of glitz and glitter, KTZ provided us with some show-stopping pieces involving richly embellished jumpers with gold sequins and stars encircling necklines and creeping down sleeves, as well as a stunning pin-striped suit combinations for both men and women, embellished with the same treasured stars only in disco ball silver. Girls emerged decked in opulently beaded dresses, assembled in plaid motifs in a variety of gun metal grey and red toned jewels, both shown alongside turtle neck sheaths covered in gold framed red hearts, reminiscent of decadent altarpieces, adding some contemporary kitsch to this richly varied collection.

via FASHION156 / Collections / KTZ – London Fashion Week AW12.

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