Sunday, 22 February 2009

Review: Olanic

It was shoulder-to-shoulder waiting in the Vauxhall Fashion Scout foyer for the Olanic presentation. Once the lights dimmed and the pop music was turned up, the inspiration for the show was immediately clear. The theme of the collection entitled 'Mirror Mirror' was clearly portrayed in a mixed media video and the clothes presentation. The video featured a montage of images reflected in mirrors interwoven between clips of models demonstrating the symmetry of the collection.

With the video playing in the background, one by one models appeared on stage wearing mini-dresses featuring tulip-shaped skirts, cape-like draped tops and cinched waists. The black colour palette was mostly matte, but did offer a pop of reflective shine in the form of precisely placed sequins and shattered mirror pieces - reminscent of the work of sculptor Andrew Logan. Accessory wise, a beautiful clutch made of the same smashed mirror pieces caught our eye. For the most part it was a very wearable collection that would befit anyone young-at-heart for a glamorous night on the town. Lisa Tumbarello

Main Image: Simon Armstrong
Additional Images: Eddie Blagbrough
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  1. I love the blog, it is great to be able to keep up with all the shows. I have been featuring qite a lot from VFS on my blog

    Much love Christina x

  2. Thanks Christina! We've had a look at your blog too: looks great! Love the Fashion Scouts x