A designer I came across at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout exhibition, I fell in love with the bold and daring colour palette of Malene Oddershede Bach. Presenting an intriguing collection of what appeared to be cell prints; I was really impressed by Malene’s vision and strong brand identity.
Having just launched her label for SS12, as part of VFS’s Ones To Watch, Malene’s collection draws inspiration from the sensation of loss and the feeling of unfulfillment mixed with the psychedelic films of Gaspar Noe and David Cronenberg.
A mixture of vibrant acid hues; ‘dark fuschia, luminous yellow and vivacious turquoise’, a variety or organism inspired prints peppered the collection; the intestines of a mouse and the scales on a butterfly’s wing.
With a plethora of deft techniques under her belt, such as the beautiful two-way pleating of silk georgette, hand-knitting and pieces comprised of more than 25 metres of fabric, Malene’s is possibly the most exciting new brand I discovered at LFW.
With beautiful touches such as embossed leather tags, intricate layering, unusual cuts and bright prints, Malene’s eponymous brand certainly stands out from the crowd. Don't even get me started on the amazing shoes!
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