Thursday, 05 March 2020

Steve O Smith and his Cast of Faries

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Steve O Smith
Steve O Smith presents Autumn/Winter 2020 with his cast of sister fairies…inspired by childhood tales, the dressing up box and the controversial, somewhat sinister hidden world of fairy folklore.

These SOS fairies have a sinister edge and serve the role of both predators and prey in their own habitat, a duality that is reinforced with patchwork of the prints of animals at both ends of the food chain, with the predatory cheetah spots sitting dangerously close to the stripes of its zebra prey. Feathers and printed silks are paired with patent leathers and denim, while traditional pinstripes are subverted through directional jig sawing.

The fauna is explored in new collaboration with artist Alexandra Metcalf, while the flora of last season’s Garden Party return - new Rose Bags in pastel shades and Fallen Flower dresses - made in continued collaboration with artist Benjamin Langford.