Friday, 20 February 2009

Catwalk review: Alexandra Groover

Alexandra Groover’s colour palette may have been exclusively black, but the absence of colour worked in the collection’s favour. Surprisingly the mood was playful, with Groover avoiding the gloom that could so easily have overwhelmed such a collection. Her Californian roots were apparent; an evening gown with a segmented hood was inspired by shellfish whilst a dress made of long strips of jersey perfectly imitated the movements of a jellyfish. Felted wool and knitted jersey worked alongside crepe-back satin, allowing the absence of colour to work on multiple levels.

Her palette may have been dark, but Groover’s future is anything but. Louise Hemmings

Images: David Coleman

To view video of the show courtesy of Toni&Guy TV click here.

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