Eudon Choi showed the spirit of the 1960s in his spring summer sci-fi show
‘I went to Antarctica last season, that was the starting point,’ said Choi, backstage after his presentation at Somerset House.
That would explain the palette of iceberg whites, glacial blues, frozen greys and fish-scale silvers, patchworked into linear slices of matt/shine texture.
And the spare minimalist shapes? Choi said he’d been looking at cult 1960s films, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blow Up. So, short white coats and dresses had a distinct sci-fi edge, devoid of detail; they were all about the fabric and cut which was alternately crisp and fluid.
A patent white jacket here, a liquid silver jumpsuit there and in between some sporty perforated waffle fabric that looked distinctly 2013. As did the sporty-tech sequins that came in blocks of zingy tangerine – denoting sunrise over the icebergs? And the ‘hairy’ shoes – sprouting fronds like sea anemones?
It was a strong, confident collection from Choi, a former ELLE Talent Launchpad winner, particularly when it came to his by-now signature tailoring. This season featuring cropped jackets and sharp skirts in blocks of grey and white.
Stanley Kubrick would’ve certainly approved. As do we.