Wednesday, 13 October 2021 10:46

Radiqal Tat SS22: Positive Otherness And Escapism

Radiqal Tat, a London-based brand headed by artist-come-designer Veronica Fox, debuted its collection with Fashions Finest on the 18th of September as part of LFW.

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Featuring only plus-sized models, Radiqal Tat opened Fashions Finest’s LFW show. The explosive beat of ‘90s house music marked the beginning of the event.

One by one, the models showcased Radiqal Tat's SS22 collection which combined mesh, foam padding, deconstructed sports tops, a classic pencil-skirt silhouette and a skin-tone palette.


Completing the look, the models are styled with vibrant peach-coloured wigs. The collection is committed to playing with conventional ideas of fashion. Opting for what Fox calls an “almost run-of-the-mill” look, with bits missing and “bits not quite covering what should be covered”, the collection successfully transports the spectator away from the everyday. The plus-sized models further helped to articulate this message.

Fox’s declaration of positive otherness and escapism in her work, she says was greatly inspired by '80s performance artist and maverick, Leigh Bowery, as well as Bowery’s collaborator dancer Michael Clark and designer duo BodyMap. All together they challenged the mainstream notions of fashionability through costume, music and movement.

Speaking to the event’s Creative Director, Tanya, she noted that the theme for the day was confidence and to ‘Bring the Fire’. Diversity in all forms was also key: 'Diversity is crucial because it opens up a different dimension to the world.' And Radiqal Tat certainly did this.

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Closing Catwalk Soiree SS19

An exciting collaborative showcase of music, garments, LFW models and real people of all shapes and sizes brining their own uniqueness to the catwalk during Fashions Finest SS19, 15th - 16th September 2018.

Designers

Louise Clark Design
John Hererra with Jewellery by Giebultowski
Maddy Stringer Design
Rose Red Couture
Rose Connor
Vaseghia
Quillattire
Exhibit69
Haus of Ra
A Star Is Born UK with hair accessories by Caivo

Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryan
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi

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Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryan
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi

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Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryan
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi

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