Catwalk Report: Front Row at KTZ LFW AW'14
Dark disco meets Catholic schoolgirl meets DJ glam at the latest KTZ show at London Fashion Week. As cool remixes vibrate through the runway space, which is filled with avid fans dressed in the most outlandish of KTZ ensembles (all clearly confidently eccentric), a bold, untouchable vibe was established from the get-go. Designer duo Marjan and Sasko sent a lineup of hooded, bedazzled divas down the catwalk that confirmed the collective energetic strength in the room. Coining a new place where light meets dark—where bouncy, full flare skirts are paired with bold, rocker-chic hoods—we can’t help but adore the duality on the runway. And considering Sasko’s long history as a DJ, it’s safe to say that music culture has at least partly inspired this one—if not all of them.
For Fall 2014 the draws of a tribal aesthetic that was so evident in their last collection, along with the lovely geometric patterns,was accompanied by plenty of tassels, and of course, even more embellishments. Bomber jackets, some sporty and others formal, were a large part of the collection, and were contrasted by delicate, mosaic-patterned sheer tunics.
The tribal soldier is a major standout piece, covered essentially from head to toe with sizable embellishments, broad shoulders, and fitted trousers, only relenting around the waist with a sheer peplum flare. But a closer look reveals the pattern of the sun, moon, stars, and the galaxy, suggesting that perhaps this soldier is from outer space.
Whatever the case, this collection was an eccentric mix of chic, sporty, extravagant, elegant, and overall, was collectively out of this world.