Sunday, 19 September 2010

LFW SS11 Diary: Jacob Kimmie

Situated a stone’s throw from Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s base of operation Freemasons Hall, South African born designer Jacob Kimmie previewed his SS11 collection entitled, Eternal Delight to a full house at The Studio. Taking his title from William Blake, Eternal Delight is a collection brimming with attitude and uncompromising vision.

Introducing menswear into his collection for the first time, Kimmie has expertly created a futuristic range of sleek masculine neo-tailoring, including the most exciting piece on display; The New David, which refers to the garment specially created for a model born with a congenital disability, encasing his left arm in an all white concept body piece. I thought this piece was absolutely fantastic and I loved that David had been recognised with a creation custom-made for his body. He looked great and if he wasn’t modelling I would have loved to talk to him as he is going to have a hugely successful career (you heard it here first).

Present throughout the collection were a combination of subtle and extravagant beautifully intricate futuristic cuffs and collars made from lazer-cut paper in black, white and electric blue colourways, which added to the impact of Kimmie’s firm and striking collection.

Aimed at women who want their wardrobes to reflect their personality rather than stereotypes, Kimmie says of his collection: “This [collection] is the antidote to the caricaturised view of women. It’s a collection of clothes for women to claim back individuality and sexiness.”

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