Taking inspiration from the landscape of East London and time recently spent in Crisis homeless shelter, Wilson PK produced an elaborate collection full of innovative fabrics and textures. The Central Saint Martins graduate used asymmetric silhouettes to recreate London’s skyscraper architecture contrasted with the council estates of the East.
The wings of yellow and electric blue butterflies were pressed and placed inside a plastic fabric. Not until you got an up close look did you realise they were real. 3D printed geometric white beads were hand sewn onto a chunky knit jumper and patent grey overcoat. The architectural theme continued with a metallic landscape printed onto a black organza pleated dress with pops of red and grey leather shapes. A wearable look came in the form of a grey lambskin embossed leather skirt paired with a heavy knit jumper in pale blue and navy with sharp geometric lines. ‘Handle With Care’ was stamped onto white and silver mid-length skirts, showing the meaning of the collection name; 100% Fragile Human.
The designer was on hand at the presentation and talked with passion about his work. To put it simply, the collection was charming and wearable.
Written by Chelsea Davis. Images as per caption.