Saturday, 21 February 2009

Catwalk review: Horace

Dark, edgy and androgynous; Horace's A/W '09 collection blurred the gender line and featured men in tunic length dresses and women in combat boots and baggy pants. The collection entitled "Black Monks", displayed oversized chunky knits draped and cocooned around the pale, disheveled and fierce-looking models who were fueled by the base-pumping metal-rock music. Shredded skin-tight leather and denim brought a deconstructed feel to the collection but was well contrasted by superbly cut jackets and capes. Although the clothes and styling were edgy, it was easy to see a relaxed street vibe underneath it all. A feel of early '90s grunge permeated the show but was a given an updated look with pops of vibrant green and hot pink plaid, a nod to the British punk scene. All in all it was upbeat for a rather dark collection and could easily start a grunge-era movement for the 21st century. It's official - the 90s are back. Lisa Tumbarello

Images: David Coleman

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