The latest collection by one of my favourite new designers, Samantha Cole, is an equally a visual surrealist treat as her previous collection. Entitled “Warrior”, the new collection displays Cole’s mastery of blending fashion with art and sculpture, a talent that see’s her create some truly original silhouettes. What is particularly striking about Cole’s work though is her ability to craft unusual structured forms, which on paper shouldn’t translate to wearability, but in reality are figure flatteringly so.
The Warrior collection draws inspirations from Kate Beckinsale in Underworld, Tina Turner in Mad Max and Jane Fonda in Barbarella. For me there is also a rather arthropodal quality to the pieces, with glistening scales, and armour-like shells all set against a palette of blacks that are given depth and interest through the fabric types used.
I also love the photography and styling that accompanies the collection shoot – couldn’t have been more complimentary.
Flick through the slideshow above to view all the pictures.
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