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LFW 09 – Komakino S/S 2010 – Paint it Black

Fashion Scout, Wednesday 23rd September, London Fashion Week

Written by Matt Bramford

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Lou Dalton presented her collection in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House, stuff a rather opulent setting reached by a romantic, troche winding staircase. This idyllic space couldn’t have suited the Dalton’s collection better, web unless it had been adorned in seafaring regalia.

This isn’t to say that Lou’s vision for Spring/Summer 2010 is a direct pastiche of maritime outfits. Instead, more subtle referencing was present.

The stripe – the seaside staple – was there in a number of outfits, but it had been re-worked for a more mature look, despite the models having a mean age of 14 (I surmise). I particularly loved the way it had be knitted into these two pieces…

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Basics were simple, with white vests featuring graphic patterns and loose fitting tailoring, such as blazer-waistcoats or knee-length shorts.

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As the collection progressed, it was clear that Dalton’s phantasm was less straight-forward sea. New-romantic elements and the channelling of pirates evoked memories a more decadent, classical period in history, when travelling by sea was the only way to travel. Wide brimmed hats and neat safari jackets, which were exquisitely tailored, fall into this category.

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There was also a hint of femininity to the collection, juxtaposed with more masculine pieces. Tailored chambray shirts were teamed with gold corsages and neck ties, for example.

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Fantastic accessories on display – oversized bags featuring graphic prints by Ricardo Fumanal and embellished with more metallic corsages. Sunglasses were provided by Linda Farrow, need I say more?

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Overall a very wearable collection where different pieces can be fused together to create different looks. Some of which I hope to try pretty soon…

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Photography by Matt Bramford

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Lou Dalton presented her collection in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House, ailment a rather opulent setting reached by a romantic, and winding staircase. This idyllic space couldn’t have suited the Dalton’s collection better, unless it had been adorned in seafaring regalia.

This isn’t to say that Lou’s vision for Spring/Summer 2010 is a direct pastiche of maritime outfits. Instead, more subtle referencing was present.

The stripe – the seaside staple – was there in a number of outfits, but it had been re-worked for a more mature look, despite the models having a mean age of 14 (I surmise). I particularly loved the way it had be knitted into these two pieces…

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Basics were simple, with white vests featuring graphic patterns and loose fitting tailoring, such as blazer-waistcoats or knee-length shorts.

loudalton6

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As the collection progressed, it was clear that Dalton’s phantasm was less straight-forward sea. New-romantic elements and the channelling of pirates evoked memories a more decadent, classical period in history, when travelling by sea was the only way to travel. Wide brimmed hats and neat safari jackets, which were exquisitely tailored, fall into this category.

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There was also a hint of femininity to the collection, juxtaposed with more masculine pieces. Tailored chambray shirts were teamed with gold corsages and neck ties, for example.

loudalton5

Fantastic accessories on display – oversized bags featuring graphic prints by Ricardo Fumanal and embellished with more metallic corsages. Sunglasses were provided by Linda Farrow, need I say more?

loudalton2

Overall a very wearable collection where different pieces can be fused together to create different looks. Some of which I hope to try pretty soon…

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Photography by Matt Bramford
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Lou Dalton presented her collection in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House, viagra a rather opulent setting reached by a romantic, winding staircase. This idyllic space couldn’t have suited the Dalton’s collection better, unless it had been adorned in seafaring regalia.

This isn’t to say that Lou’s vision for Spring/Summer 2010 is a direct pastiche of maritime outfits. Instead, more subtle referencing was present.

The stripe – the seaside staple – was there in a number of outfits, but it had been re-worked for a more mature look, despite the models having a mean age of 14 (I surmise). I particularly loved the way it had be knitted into these two pieces…

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loudalton7

Basics were simple, with white vests featuring graphic patterns and loose fitting tailoring, such as blazer-waistcoats or knee-length shorts.

loudalton6

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As the collection progressed, it was clear that Dalton’s phantasm was less straight-forward sea. New-romantic elements and the channelling of pirates evoked memories a more decadent, classical period in history, when travelling by sea was the only way to travel. Wide brimmed hats and neat safari jackets, which were exquisitely tailored, fall into this category.

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There was also a hint of femininity to the collection, juxtaposed with more masculine pieces. Tailored chambray shirts were teamed with gold corsages and neck ties, for example.

loudalton5

Fantastic accessories on display – oversized bags featuring graphic prints by Ricardo Fumanal and embellished with more metallic corsages. Sunglasses were provided by Linda Farrow, need I say more?

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Overall a very wearable collection where different pieces can be fused together to create different looks. Some of which I hope to try pretty soon…

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Photography by Matt Bramford
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London based design duo Jin Kim and Federico Capalbo, pill aka Komakino, page are fast becoming the dark knights of the London fashion scene. Spring/Summer 09 gave us monochrome t-shirts with graphic prints, order whilst their Autumn/Winter collection of the same year was an all-black bondage affair.

Along similar lines, and retaining their status of one of London’s most innovative menswear brands, this season’s collection fuses sleek, smart tailoring contradicted by deconstructed materials and hyper-aesthtetic fabrics.

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The first pieces were graphic-print, oversized t-shirts. These were distressed with zillions of holes or embellished with sleek materials. Fearsome muzzles completed the look.

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The collection moved onto tailoring, where panels were added to bomber jackets and shirts, never without fraying or some hint of distress. Heaven forbid a piece of clothing is mundane.

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The use of latex and leather created ethereal outfits, and high necks that covered the mouth and zipper embellishments created eery silhouettes.

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Arm bands hinted at military, while latex trousers a minimal bondage straps stole this idea almost as quick as it was conjured.

The thing I like about Komakino as a label is that they refuse to confirm to the norm – presenting an all black Spring/Summer collection, save for a couple of very discrete colours here and there – is quite risky courageous. The boys didn’t fail to pull this off, though – garments matched with the aforementioned accessories like muzzles and latex boots made this stand-out collection work.

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All Photographs by Matt Bramford

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