Wilson PK is a 24 year old London based fashion designer and graduate of Central Saint Martins who has worked with Alexander Wang and Iris van Herpen. He works with a sharp modern silhouette and highly developed textiles. Here the designer explains more about his new collection:
‘My inspiration for the AW15 collection draws on my experience working at Crisis, the homeless charity, during Christmas. I sensed a very strong social hierarchy taking place in East London and really wanted to portray this in my collection but in a very abstract way. I started by exploring the architecture of East London and was interested in the juxtaposition of council houses & modern buildings. The clash between the ageing brick houses against the geometric skyscrapers quickly caught my attention and become my key element for AW15.
As a brand, we are all about innovative materials. In an industry where silhouettes have been over exhausted, I hope to bring forward a fresh perspective through unseen materials. For AW15 we teamed up with Stoll Technology and we have already created new knitwear techniques such as the double bonded knit. This material appears as a mohair but is lined with lycra to act like a neoprene, eliminating itch and doubling up as shape wear. As honey comb pleated leather, it creates an extraordinary architectural fabric which is perfect for our long coat.
For AW15, we are designing for an affluent woman with a fast paced lifestyle who is looking for easy to wear, statement pieces to take her from day to night. From a rubber and wool blend jumper to leather skirt, the collection is contemporary and sophisticated yet appears effortless.’
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