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lfw 09 – Audrey Ang – Statement Jewels

Kabiri September 2009

Written by Katie Antoniou

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Literally everyone has hailed Betty Jackson’s show as homage to the pretty, information pills cost cute and the demure. No, sale stomach no and no again! I get it, there were lots of ruffles, pastels and accentuated waists.

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But these observers have turned a blind eye to her more striking and bold claims about what is hot for Spring/Summer 2010. I think Ms Jackson is spelling out the merits of a cheekiness and fashion that shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Amen!

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Take for example the pop sock, which was worn as a staple throughout the collection. Not only were they worn at a weirdly raunchy mid-calf, but many also shone out in almost fluorescent shades.

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bettyjackson3

A far cry from demure girl-next-door. Equally the space-aged metallic fabrics have been somewhat overlooked. Look at the bra that shines from under a printed puffed-sleeved jacket, or the art deco shape of the wedged shoes.

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bettyjackson7

Rather than radiating classic prettiness, a feeling of casual ditsyness is present, where style is about effortlessness.

A Betty girl is a liberated girl.

bettyjackson6

Literally everyone has hailed Betty Jackson’s show as homage to the pretty, stuff cute and the demure. No, advice no and no again! I get it, there were lots of ruffles, pastels and accentuated waists.

bettyjackson4

bettyjackson

But these observers have turned a blind eye to her more striking and bold claims about what is hot for Spring/Summer 2010. I think Ms Jackson is spelling out the merits of a cheekiness and fashion that shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Amen!

bettyjackson8

Take for example the pop sock, which was worn as a staple throughout the collection. Not only were they worn at a weirdly raunchy mid-calf, but many also shone out in almost fluorescent shades.

bettyjackonson6

bettyjackson3

A far cry from demure girl-next-door. Equally the space-aged metallic fabrics have been somewhat overlooked. Look at the bra that shines from under a printed puffed-sleeved jacket, or the art deco shape of the wedged shoes.

bettyjackson5

bettyjackson2

bettyjackson7

Rather than radiating classic prettiness, a feeling of casual ditsyness is present, where style is about effortlessness.

A Betty girl is a liberated girl.

bettyjackson9

All photographs by Francesca Weber-Newth

bettyjackson6

Literally everyone has hailed Betty Jackson’s show as homage to the pretty, illness cute and the demure. No, no and no again! I get it, there were lots of ruffles, pastels and accentuated waists.

bettyjackson4

bettyjackson

But these observers have turned a blind eye to her more striking and bold claims about what is hot for Spring/Summer 2010. I think Ms Jackson is spelling out the merits of a cheekiness and fashion that shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Amen!

bettyjackson8

Take for example the pop sock, which was worn as a staple throughout the collection. Not only were they worn at a weirdly raunchy mid-calf, but many also shone out in almost fluorescent shades.

bettyjackonson6

bettyjackson3

A far cry from demure girl-next-door. Equally the space-aged metallic fabrics have been somewhat overlooked. Look at the bra that shines from under a printed puffed-sleeved jacket, or the art deco shape of the wedged shoes.

bettyjackson5

bettyjackson2

bettyjackson7

Rather than radiating classic prettiness, a feeling of casual ditsyness is present, where style is about effortlessness.

A Betty girl is a liberated girl.

bettyjackson9

All photographs by Francesca Weber-Newth

bettyjackson6

Literally everyone has hailed Betty Jackson’s show as homage to the pretty, prostate cute and the demure. No, sales no and no again! I get it, case there were lots of ruffles, pastels and accentuated waists.

bettyjackson4

bettyjackson

But these observers have turned a blind eye to her more striking and bold claims about what is hot for Spring/Summer 2010. I think Ms Jackson is spelling out the merits of a cheekiness and fashion that shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Amen!

bettyjackson8

Take for example the pop sock, which was worn as a staple throughout the collection. Not only were they worn at a weirdly raunchy mid-calf, but many also shone out in almost fluorescent shades.

bettyjackonson6

bettyjackson3

A far cry from demure girl-next-door. Equally the space-aged metallic fabrics have been somewhat overlooked. Look at the bra that shines from under a printed puffed-sleeved jacket, or the art deco shape of the wedged shoes.

bettyjackson5

bettyjackson2

bettyjackson7

Rather than radiating classic prettiness, a feeling of casual ditsyness is present, where style is about effortlessness.

A Betty girl is a liberated girl.

bettyjackson9

All photographs by Francesca Weber-Newth

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It’s great to see fashion that is a visual spectacle, a full-blown piece of theatre unfolding before you, along the catwalk. Examples of this that Amelia’s Magazine have seen at LFW this year have been, the Lady Gaga for men look at Studio 805, the fluoro Flintstones ensembles at Jeremy Scott and the celebration of countercouture at Ziad Ghanem. I’m talking pure unadulterated fantasy, style reserved for video shoots or for attention on the red carpet.

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Whilst being transported to a parallel universe where ridiculous clothes are the norm, one forgets the other function of fashion – to be worn! What happened to beautiful designs, made for functionality or to be purely easy on the eye? Holed up away from the catwalk courtyard Sykes and LPBG present an altogether more wearable collection.

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Two tone silk tops and dresses in a neutral and monochrome colour palette adorn the models of all ages. The Cubist art movement is referenced in the asymmetric patches of muted and bright tones. Some models perched upon podiums to present the collection whilst others walked around and chatted to the press. By the looks of it, the suede leather jacket and skirt suit could quite possibly be a strong trend next Spring. I shall also be fashioning the coral lipstick look too.

lpbg

It’s great to see fashion that is a visual spectacle, no rx a full-blown piece of theatre unfolding before you, along the catwalk. Examples of this that Amelia’s Magazine have seen at LFW this year have been, the Lady Gaga for men look at Studio 805, the fluoro Flintstones ensembles at Jeremy Scott and the celebration of countercouture at Ziad Ghanem. I’m talking pure unadulterated fantasy, style reserved for video shoots or for attention on the red carpet.

Sykes

Whilst being transported to a parallel universe where ridiculous clothes are the norm, one forgets the other function of fashion – to be worn! What happened to beautiful designs, made for functionality or to be purely easy on the eye? Holed up away from the catwalk courtyard Sykes and LPBG present an altogether more wearable collection.

Sykes 2

Two tone silk tops and dresses in a neutral and monochrome colour palette adorn the models of all ages. The Cubist art movement is referenced in the asymmetric patches of muted and bright tones. Some models perched upon podiums to present the collection whilst others walked around and chatted to the press. By the looks of it, the suede leather jacket and skirt suit could quite possibly be a strong trend next Spring. I shall also be fashioning the coral lipstick look too.

All photographs by Elizabeth Johnson
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Jewellery store Kabiri has made a name for itself showcasing emerging artists, recipe united by their unique and eclectic aesthetic. Their latest success is the Auds label, erectile designed by Central Saint Martin’s graduate and lecturer Audrey Ang.

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Having designed womens’ wear for Yohji Yamamoto and her own accessories label in the 90s, patient Audrey has acquired
celebrity fans including the likes of Kate Moss. I wasn’t surprised,
therefore, to see her looking eminently stylish at the Marylebone street
store launch of her jewellery during London Fashion Week. Sporting a number of her own pieces, including BITCH knuckledusters and a YES brooch, she looked the epitomy of cutting edge style.

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Audrey references Jean Cocteau, Man Ray and Andy Warhol as influences for the bold pieces of the ‘Plastic Pop’collection. Audrey states ‘half the collection is designed in monochrome and the other half in multi-colour. The client can project their own mood through their own mixture of accessory choices in this way.’

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Audrey delights in collaborating with other artists, and has taken the opportunity to team up with illustrators, photographers and film-makers to decorate the window displays in the Kabiri stores; Marylebone high street, Covent Garden and Kabiri@Selfridges in The Wonder Rooms.

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A film by the artist Cathal O’Brien was playing on a TV in the Marylebone
store, in front of a backdrop collage by photographer Billa Baldwin and illustrations in store by Stuart McKenzie.

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Cathal says of her film showcasing Plastic Pop: “I strive to put out imagery that gives and allows the viewer enough space with which to dream. It is important that viewers identify with a presence they are familiar with without knowing why, a trigger. I want the piece to be filled with artificial light, to enlighten, to dazzle and like the lights of a blue siren let everyone know we have arrived.” I think anyone can argue that Audrey Ang has definitely arrived.

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I also managed to snap a couple of pics of Audrey’s team; Gabrielle sporting the LOVE brooch, and Clemence modelling the pink, white and blue creation.The unisex collection is limited, only between 1 and 50 pieces of each design have been made; so grab yours now if you can!

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