November 23, 2020

Fashion East Presentations RTW Spring 2018

Harry Evans and Charlotte Knowles – both MA graduates from Central Saint Martins’ fashion programs – took to two narrow, higgledy-piggledy houses off east London’s Brick Lane to present their collections under the Fashion East umbrella Monday.
Evans took a distinctly more-is-more approach, showing his opulent, gender fluid designs on male and female models. “It’s kind of really indulgent bad taste,” said Evans. “The colors and the fabrics are all slightly offensive, but I think really nice at the same time.”
Indeed, many of Evans’ designs had a classical, by way of Versace, inspiration. One male model wore a pleated gold skirt with a matching shirt, while another wore a pink satin camisole dress with a pleated skirt that resembled a gladiator’s uniform. It was embellished with shells.
Earrings crafted from light clay and inscribed with hieroglyphs added to the madcap, ancient-meets-modern vibe of this very editorial collection.
Knowles, meanwhile, had already made waves with her graduate collection of subversive, lingerie-inspired designs that played with the codes of femininity. For her first London Fashion Week presentation, the designer said she’d wanted to continue to explore those ideas. “I wanted it to feel very feminine and very sensual, but also very functional,” said Knowles, who

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