LFW AW15: Jacob Birge Vision

LFW AW15: Jacob Birge Vision

LFW AW15: Jacob Birge Vision

Jacob Birge Vision illustration 3Jacob Birge Vision’s customer is a brave, open minded, modern woman and this season she likes her skirts short, her hair slick and her fabrics to pack a punch to anyone’s plain old polyester. This collection embodied a liberated, strong woman through the use of unconventional fabrics such as straps, metal beads and coloured rope: which when combined with patent leathers and striking animal prints, made for many eccentric yet wearable pieces.
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The use of juxtaposed fabrics that paired the polished with the printed and the sheer with the rigid created a futuristic aesthetic that played on a successfully limited colour palette of black, red and grey with doses of khaki green and nude. There’s much credit due for the way this collection screams of confidence and certain ferocity yet still embodies an elegance that allows the pieces to appeal to the high-end market it situates itself in. The most stand-out pieces were asymmetric and bold: a piece made up of one half trousers the other half shorts and an a-line dress that engulfed the figure on one side and revealed a mini skirt beneath on the other were personal favourites. It is elements such as these that draw the Jacob Birge Vision customer in; they appeal to her desire for unique design and whether it’s an animal print coat or a dress comprised of twenty separate straps that she walks away with, she does so with ferocity.

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Written by Leanne Westbury

Illustrations by David Andrews