Designer duo take you under the sea
A steamy underground bunker at London’s Somerset House provided the setting for Felder Felder’s show, titled ‘Into The Deep’.
There was more than enough rain thrashing down in the courtyard above to help us get in the mood for the duo’s watery theme.
The presence of Pandemonia, the 7-foot blow up doll who has now become a fashion week fixture (it’s true, Google it), provided a welcome distraction as we waited for the show to start.
Submerging us in to the watery depths, the sisters sent out a steady stream of gleaming models with dewy skin and slick, wet-look hair. From sea foam white organza to turquoise metallic PVC, the textures and colour palette evoked the ethereal, aquatic world.
There were thigh-grazing, shimmering fish-scale minis and sheer, flowing floor length gowns as well as some interesting shapes created by peplums (they’re ba-ack) and cinched waists.
It was a fresh-faced addition to the opening day of London Fashion Week, summed up by the William Blake quotation in the show notes:
‘If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.’