Vin & Omi Spring / Summer 2019 Collection

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‘A flair for fashion’ is a phrase that can often be thrown at beautiful, weird and wonderful conceptions without being given a real thought. I guarantee that after seeing this, you will question if you ever knew what it meant in the first place and if you were ever in doubt, look no further. Vin & Omi’s Spring / Summer 2019 collection epitomises true talent, skill and genius.

The designer duo opened London Fashion week with a 68-look collection of recycled wares. The models exposed the audience to a positive connotation of sustainable fashion; a perception once conjured by images of coarse fabrics, patchwork techniques and ‘questionable’ tailoring. The garments, crafted by London College of Fashion students is part of an initiative to increase sustainability in fashion.

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To create some of the items, cow parsley had been blended with flax and woven into an eco-fabric, called ‘Flaxley.’ Other materials included hybrid metallic fabrics, derived from cans – yes, that coke can you drink out of, can contribute to a better cause!

The eco-show was full of character in its approach throughout. Big hair accompanied bigger controversial topics with t-shirts stating, “Queen Biodegrade,” “Fake News” and an animated Donald Trump graphic, complete with the slogan “burst him.” Other stand-out pieces included a ruffled jacket made out of green plastic.

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Models turned heads as they spilled onto a double decker bus and headed to Kings Cross for an unforgettable show. It seems as if fashion will never be the same again but are you here for it?