May 1968, Paris saw protests and strikes on a grand scale by its young students and workers; a revolution that was cultural and sexual as well as political.
|With a collection titled ‘Editorials in ‘68’ Korean-born designer Hwan Heo takes inspiration from the French political and fashion editorials of that time and creates a silk collage print of the fashion magazines and photos of the social movement.|
|As though starting a new revolution of their own, the black and white prints spring to life with splashes of neon yellow and blue.|
However it wasn’t the print that was the forefront of this rebellion, but the tailoring. Lines were clean and strong with crisp folded panel detailing.
Model wearing ZanZan sunglasses from their Mizaru range.
|The shift dress of the '60s was updated in leather with velvet panelling and accessorised with fur details.|
|The soft velvet panelling brought warmth and extra texture to the leather pieces.|
|Oversized jackets had seriously dropped shoulders and extra long sleeves (great for the colder weather).|
|Large zips with elongated puller heads were both decorative and functional. The winter white jacket is embossed with a floral design.|
|The polo neck, the uniform of the '60s Beatniks, was there quietly supporting the collection revolution.|
|With its stunning ‘white noise’ print, and a slimline nod to Pierre Cardin '60s style cocoon shape coats, this coat would keep you warm and make a great statement at next year’s Cheltenham Festival.|
And for more of a dramatic entrance is this fur-trimmed cape coat.
Model wearing Sunglasses by ZanZan – the Avida Dollar range. www.zanzan.co.uk
Sandals by United Nude www.unitednude.com
Some pieces soon to be available online: www.penelopeshoponline.com
Photographs courtesy of Christopher Dadey www.christopherdadey.com
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