Equal parts Barbie and sci-fi heroine with a dash of ‘The Fifth Element’ thrown in, Clio Peppiatt’s SS16 “Kiss The Future” provides a wardrobe catered to the millennial woman. The South London based designer presented a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the future; her modern women are the retaliation to the lack of strong female protagonists in computer games.
In a fashion week full of monochromes and dainty dresses, Peppiatt spices up the otherwise repetitive Spring/Summer collections with neon’s and folklore embroidery. A baby pink leather appliqué kitten makes an appearance on a miniskirt, paired with a matching cropped jacket donned in embroidered patchworks. A lilac and bubblegum coloured bolero is coupled with purple trousers printed with the female symbol; further illustrating the theme of powerful women. Feeling a little like the swinging sixties, a hot pink see through PVC jacket is adorned fabric patchworks. Details were in full vision; pink snakeskin handbags with build in technology (to allow for phone charging) are bordered by bright orange leather and emoji-like metallic cloud icons.
As one of the most eye-catching and vibrant presentations during London Fashion Week, Peppiatt creates for the digital girl in a fun and wearable manner.
Written by Chelsea Davis. Images © Amelia Karlsen.