By Ross Pollard – Emerging Designers Editor
Dotted with the influences and techniques gathered from her Richard Malone has created the perfect tribute to his Grandmother who passed shortly before his latest collection. His muse for this season was certainly honoured by the sense of the strong woman that imbued the entire collection.
With a more evening wear feel to this season, incidentally from now on season references will be removed and collections will only be numbered, Richard Malone treated us to the latest look at his growing label. In a few short years he has moved from emerging talent to London Fashion Week Stalwart, and as each model passed by, the creativity mixed with excellent technique made it clear why.
Different toned fabrics were layered on top of each other, you can imagine Malone as a conducter, baton in hand commanding his array of textiles, poking and pointing his directions, add more colour here, a whip of the hand and the softer fabrics dance and flow into the arrangement, a waggle of the fingers bringing the sheer elements into gathered lines reflecting the bone structures of corseting.
The sound of his creation ebbs and drives, spins and delights, like a true composer his symphony in threads leaves you processing the experience and desperate to return for more.
Photos – Chris Yates