SIBLING Women’s Autumn Winter 2015
“I know a girl from a lonely street, cold as ice cream but still as sweet”
This season’s SIBLING women’s collection is their take on a young sophisticate: the girl who sneaks backstage to hangout with the band, who studies you intently from under her backcombed fringe, who finds imaginative ways to dress to disguise her age. She’s a girl cool beyond her years, but is it just a front to mask her shyness?
A SIBLING signature motif merino sweater yells, “Call Me” – an homage to Blondie but also the over eager shout out of the SIBLING LC:M boys to these unobtainable, cool girls.
A small town exhibitionist, she makes her presence felt through her mismatched layering, her scarf decorated with beautifully hand beaded Sputnik badges and her dress covered in the handwritten words to Sunday Girl. The buttoned-up style of intricate twinsets and fur trims echoes that of the grand dames of Sloane Street via Gloria TNT. Her watch of choice is not the expensive gift from a much loved relative but a fair isle doodled Baby-G offset by glitter polish nails painted to match her sandals.
Latex adds a sex shop shine to the collection. Add in brushed Mongolian lamb, Lurex and a riot of beads and sequins, and this collection becomes a youthful reimagining of sophisticated lady chic. The colour palette is influenced by the work of Francis Bacon and Verner Panton: pink-purples, electric blue, orange and black. The latter seen in latex coats, oversized hand knit bikers, fur trimmed halter necks and fine mesh mini-dresses.