Sass and Bide’s collections always immediately scream references to cultures around the world. With colours most definitely accentuating the culture influences, unusually the colour palettes seem to have taken a turn around in this year seasons, firstly we visit earthy and copper tones through Spring/Summer 2011 to arrive in Autumn/Winter with eccentric prints and bold statement colours, some may say the wrong way round. However, a very interesting and different take to apply to the Autumn/Winter’s habit of classical tailored suits and chunky knits.
This fresh and exuberant collection features silhouettes of flowing kaftans and ponchos creating that feel of hot holidays and travel, clearly demonstrating that the cold weather doesn’t need to bring our clothing and style down to a duller level. Accessories were beautifully matched, carrying on the flashes of coral and citrus colours, such as yellow cuffs, tribal feathered necklaces and block patterned clutches.
The two Australian based women are renowned for their carefree and original hypothesis. Their Autumn/Winter collection of tribal traits most probably should have been a given, for its strong and wacky injections of prints, colours and silhouettes. A match made in heaven for a perfect highlight to the first day at London Fashion Week!