Vin + Omi AW16

Vin + Omi AW16

Colourotic was the name of the game at Vin + Omi this AW16. Every colour in the rainbow appeared as a deluge of crystals, glitter and spikes erupted like they were from a disco ball. The invite, featuring gangster dogs in gold chains dressed up in what can only be described as tongue-in-cheek pink faux-fur hoodies with satin lining and a lime green checkered shirt accessorized with white wig and matching bowler hat further heightened the intrigue surrounding the show.

Paved in confetti, the models strutted down the catwalk rocking a range of textiles; latex, pleather, feather and embossed wool illustrating the futuristic predictions of how ‘street culture and high society will mesh together… but not on this planet’. Explorations of gender were examined with one of the male models wearing matching outerwear red latex boxer shorts, lace up shin pads and wrist cuffs, whilst another worked a minidress, laceup face mask and duo over knee pads.

Each look represented something different, from a cake pop, ice princess to birds of a feather. Envision the incorporation of everyday items in the most bizarre format possible and you may begin to picture the eclectic show that Vin + Omi presented. My personal favourite being a purple floor length coat complete with cable ties protruding from every which way possible, giving the design a defense mechanism and animalistic feel. Whilst the majority of pieces were not everyday wearable, certain items such as a violet two piece jacket and skirt combo absolutely were. The extravagant collection was more working girl than business girl, complete with colour coded wigs and dyed facial hair to match the outfit, the aim of exploring colour was achieved, and no item left unaccessorized.

With previous seasons seeing dolly mixture and marshmallows attached to talons, Vin + Omi carried through their prominence on artistically sculptured nails this season with lightning bolts, streams of teardrops and octopus nails. Guests of Ab Fab’s Jane Horrocks and Vogue Williams were beamed down to join the gang on the catwalk, adding to the fun filled collection that didn’t take itself seriously, stating their fur ‘as fake as can be’. Whilst NASA try and find another planet I suggest they look to Vin + Omi (not only because they may actually be from one) who have succeeded in their aim of being out of this world.

Written by Megan Staunton / @meganstaunton
Marketing and Social Media Assistant

Photography by Simon Armstrong

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