Thursday, 14 April 2011

Urban Inspired Womenswear

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Felicities are thrilled to be representing outstanding, womenswear designer Phannatiq and the brand's first collection 'abeyance.'
'Abeyance,' was launched during AW11 London Fashion Week, is now available in the showroom.

Phannatiq's love affair with forgotten London explores urban industrial decay and style expectations of London's pavement population this season.

Designer Anna Skodbo's unmistakable textiles are inspired by visuals from Hackney Wick and feature elements of one of London's last suspended development areas. The graphics include the abandoned buildings, graffitied gates and razor wire of the area that are so beloved to her and Phannatiq's signature 'urban disruption' patterns adorn much of the collection.

Figure hugging shapes are used alongside sassy anti-fit cutting, rubbing delicate printed silks and chiffons shoulder to shoulder with jerseys, wools and leather. As always with Phannatiq, details are pivotal to the excitement of the garments, employing press studs, rivets and leather piping, leather and printed silk trims and unexpected reverse detailing.

A modern sense of feminine beauty is discovered through the use of distressed fabrics and hoods, making 'abeyance' both challenging and edgy yet fully wearable.

Regularly indulging in a considered element of androgyny, abeyance creates a new direction for cross-genre apparel.

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