The body-shaped cut-outs reminded me instantly of Matisse; they capture the essence of the aptly named ‘move’ SS15 collection by Huntergather perfectly. Depicted on the Wigmore Street store front and loosely stitched to the front of three-quarter sleeved sweatshirts, the brightly coloured, dancing silhouettes are a simple yet significant motif. They suggest youthfulness, energy, a new underground scene ready to explode…
High-waisted pleated trousers and wrist-bands gave the curly-permed models a distinctive 80’s inspired look: Huntergather founder and creative director, David Bradshaw, notes soul-boy music and local dance halls as key influences.
Despite the use of bold mix-and-match colours throughout the collection, the excellent styling ensured that the looks remained wearable and un-garish (for the presentation at least – what you do with the pieces in your own time is up to you, of course.) My favourite look had to be the shirt that used the motif in various colours to create a bright and funky print, combined with simple beige trousers and a statement red, skinny belt.
Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images © as captioned.