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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Designers Remix (by Amelia)

A brilliant presentation idea from Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen, held in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House on Sunday 20th February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen. Illustration by Faye West
Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen. Illustration by Faye West.

Designers Remix is a somewhat ridiculous name for the signature brand from Danish designer Charlotte Eskildsen. The press release states that she took as her point of reference the Palais Royal de Paris, where architecture by the minimalist Daniel Buren exists alongside traditional buildings and opulent decor. This idea was exemplified in her presentation in the Portico Rooms as Somerset House, which featured minimalist clothing worn by models stood against a plain white ground, versus beehived models in curvaceous boned ruffles who posed against painted backgrounds that alluded to the traditional Palais.

Designers Remix A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia GregoryDesigners Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen. Illustration by Katherine Tromans
Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen. Illustration by Katherine Tromans.

This duality only became clear on reading the press release: at the show it just came across as two very different collections. Of course, the one which the photographers loved most is not hard to guess. Two models cuddled up against an orange and grey photo-real scene was by far the best presentation idea I’ve seen in some time, and ensured some great images for press – photographers thrusting each other out of the way to get the best faux lesbian picture. Sadly the minimalist crew were not nearly as inspiring… and I felt sorry for the under loved models in their poker straight hair and clean black tailoring.

Designers Remix A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia GregoryDesigners Remix A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia GregoryDesigners Remix A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory
Designers Remix A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory.

Read Jemma Crow’s review of Designers Remix here. You can see more work from Faye West and Katherine Troman in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

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