What? Fam Irvoll
Where? Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Freemasons’ Hall
When? Friday 17th February 2012 12:30pm
Oversized sweaters, leggins, baby doll dresses, and bright neon monster prints: fun is the word that really defines Fam Irvoll’s whimsical Autumn/Winter collection. Girly and tomboy aesthetics clashed with each other and fought for dominance in the somewhat unlikely pairing of trainers and ballerina tulle.
There was more than a dash of 80s disco about the zaney colour combinations. (Except that instead of perms, slick pony tails and quiffs were the order of the day.) Yellow eye shadow and turquoise lipstick ensured that even the more conservative outfits had an element of monsterly-weirdness to them.
Peter pan collars and big cuddly-toy style monsters worn as backpacks and replacements for bowties, as well as Irvoll’s childlike monster prints, were full of child-like energy. It was entirely appropriate then, when some very bouncy children joined the catwalk in bright turquoise onesies and sportswear towards the end of the show. Let the wild rumpus begin…