Friday, 25 February 2011

Felder Felder AW11

You know it’s gonna be a good show when 15 minutes before it’s due to start, there’s a still a huge queue of down the road and a huddle of fashion-hungry people by the door, fighting to get in. Braving the London cold is no mean feat and we may well have given up were it not for the fact that this was one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the first day of London Fashion Week.

Famed for their rock-chick aesthetic, Felder Felder stayed true to their habits of catering for the hip, alt-fashion girl, who’s more into Iggy Pop than well, just pop. Injecting some colour to their usually monochrome palette in the form of a dark electric blue, Dani and Annette Felder’s AW collection offered looks ranging from chic tailored dresses in silks and leather  to silky, lightly embellished white blouses teamed with space-age silver skirts, all toughened up with cropped biker jackets and AW’s must have accessory: blue-dyed goats hair cuffs. 

This collection had us thanking our lucky stars we didn’t give in to the cold and go home and certainly proved the point that we kind of knew all along:  When it comes to fashion, the Felder girls know best.

words: Navneet Gill