For clothing truly out of this world, look no further than Antipodium’s SS15 collection. Space age-inspired minimalism is combined with American televangelism, presenting a unique kind of uniform.
The collection, entitled Women on a Mission, offers a playful approach to utilitarian looks; a shirtdress is presented in a pastel hue while a pencil skirt features metallic, rivet-like embellishment. Pragmatism is emphasised through the use of zips which cascade down the front of shirts and shift dresses, highlighting the futuristic feel of this collection.
The label also experiments with texture and pattern having collaborated with illustrator and print maker Victoria Sin. The pattern, consisting of comic-like hands, eyes and lips, is bejewelled with gemstones and can be seen on a number of items of clothing. A soft, subtle colour palette is interrupted with mint and neon yellow, reminding us of the brand’s trademark tongue-in-cheek approach to Spring Summer 2015.
The label cites a selection of contrasting muses for the collection; the skirt suits of eighties televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker and the eccentricity of David Bowie in his Life on Mars music video are heralded as being rich sources of inspiration. The label places an emphasis on the sense of belonging; that whether you’re a space cadet, Methodist or misfit, everyone can find a common denominator in Antipodium’s SS15 collection.
Written by Catherine Loader. Images © Antipodium.