New to the fashion scene, Central St Martins graduate Wilson PK has revealed his new pre-Fall ’15 collection. The designer, famed for his use of a modern silhouette and his references to religion, believes that fashion is a medium through which culture can be communicated. His clothes are the epitome of breakthrough fashion, with experimental textures, colours and shapes.
At first the collection appears fairly simplistic, with unfussy silhouettes and an unobtrusive colour palette, but look a little closer and the collection reveals bare backs and delicate embroidery. Roll neck crop tops give a nod to the ever-popular 1990s while asymmetrical necklines and cut-out shoulders keep the collection modern and unexpected. The fabric is structured and informal; making this collection a perfectly functional one for the busy and stylish women of today. But the collection is striking too; with symbolic crosses and bold butterflies adorning laminated and metallic fabrics. The standout piece is a transparent PVC coat with yellow petals scattered from the top of the neckline to bottom of the hemline.
This collection is bold for a designer so new to his environment; combining modern pragmatism with daring design. Wilson PK’s clothing is often described as empowering and it’s not hard to see why.
Written by Catherine Loader. Images © Wilson PK.