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SPring / summer 2012 - COUTURE

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We have taken inspiration from the social groups surrounding us, from the street gangs and their exaggerated, agressive silhouettes to the kaleidoscopic, edgy creative cirlces. The feelings provoked when confronted with either of these two social groups is so extreme, the mixture of emotions ranges from fear to excitement to wonder. The thought that we could harness this raw intensity interested us greatly, and the experience of translating this powerful energy into our pieces was a challenging and highly appealing concept to us. We are having fun with this collection juxtaposing everyday street-inspired silhouettes and symbolism against luxurious fabrics and intricate techniques whilst still keeping that crucial high fashion edge. This season we are excited to have collaborated with Pea Cooper Millinery, Pea worked closely with us to create a range of extraordinary headwear to compliment the collection. ‘Us Vs Them’ features bold clashing colours in vibrant, rich jewel tones supported by a neutral base with a sport luxe undertone. Fabrics include; hand painted silks, chiffons, metallic leathers, silk jersey, wool tartans and hand knits feature throughout.


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Apache - Cropped Jumper

Bowery - Leather mini skirt

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Black Diamond - Oversized Hoodie Dress

Mash Town - Bralet

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Green Leather and Tartan Bow

Pink Leather Cap

Bushwacker - Hotpants

Caravats - Batwing Top

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Cumbie - Jumpsuit

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Tong - Capellete

Yardie - Shorts

Zazous - Vest

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Pink Leather and Tartan Visor

Green Leather and Tartan Visor

Yakuza - Mini Dress

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Pink Leather Cap

Malina - Playsuit

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Green Leather and Tartan Visor

Bakassi - Playsuit

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Crips - Babydoll Dress

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Apostilles - Bralet

Rocinha - Paper bag Skirt

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Bal Toi - Knit Hoodie Dress

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Cruels - Playsuit

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Red Leather and Tartan Visor

Cruels - Playsuit

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Blood - Evening Dress

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Cyto - Bralet

Scuttlers - Tartan Paper Bag Trousers

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Cody - Knit Crop Jumper

Rawe - Tartan Shorts

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Harlem - Dress

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Stinger - Tartan Dress

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Paka - Vest

Valdor - Leather Trousers

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Death Valley - Brawllgown

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Photographers Liam Dickson liamdickson.com Derrick Argent derrickargent.com Graphic design Niall Smillie fourtwentyseven 0427.co.uk Models Hazel Martin Nicole Farrell Robyn Fleming Laila Hmiddouche Klara Chromicz Lauren Andrew Tara Nowy Model Team Erin Bradley-Scott Sofie Burley Esther Kungu Charlene Key Elliot Mackie Tessa van Sandijk Emily Barker Caeley Elcock Hazel Imrie Emily Butcher Superior Model Management

Our Team Madara Plica madebymadara.co.uk Richie Morrow Laura Jane O’Kane Eilidh McMillan Leelah Macauley Thank you to all of our accommodating hosts McColls Bus Depot Pout Glasgow MacSorley’s Music Bar The Rumbling Tum The Arches Our beautiful assistants

Hair

Angie Koorbanally India Dhami Dawn Smith

Lou Clavé Anne marie Mcelroy Lesley Docherty

Thanks to

MUA’s Lynsey C Reilly Stacey Spalding Katie Ford

Niall Smilie and Liam Dickson both for going above and beyond the the call of duty, producing such breathtaking results and dealing with us so well!!!

Milliner Paula Cooper

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SS12 Couture - 'Us Vs Them'  

We have taken inspiration from the social groups surrounding us, from the street gangs and their exaggerated, agressive silhouettes to the k...