‘The Bathos’ collection was designed by juxtaposing high and low culture; satirizating disposable ‘celeb culture’ by contrasting it with the sublime reaches of fine art. The designs are informed by Surrealism and the placement on the body of the unexpected. Almost but not-quite recognisable forms are reminiscent of beautiful decay. Draped leather and silk sharpened with structured tailoring creates a sense of delicate strength.
The predominantly neutral colour palette of sombre hues is injected with a flash of attention-courting vermillion. There is an emphasis on customers creating their own eclectic look. The basics, or ‘prepositions’ in the collection link the more extreme pieces, or build well to make a layered, informal and luxe look.