In his RAFW’s graduate collection, it would seem Toby Maclean was channeling a wanton warrior. Clad in armour, giving way in parts to a softer silhouette. It was almost indicative of the woman showing a softer side to her brittle nature so in the instance of his collection for MBFWA the question we should all be asking ourselves is who is she now?
Brooding but such is the ebb and flow of life. Going beyond the aesthetics of the garment to the crux of human nature, Flowers For a Vagabond now explores the human psyche and the evolution if you will, from light to dark.
With startling intensity as they look down the lens of every camera, models dressed in leather, some pieces folded ingeniously like origami stride in a grave like state before an intricate and repeated pattern emerges which, featured in shirts and paired with leather folded cuffs, adds a maturity the collection and a sense perhaps of purposiveness.
Consummating with fuschia knife pleated skirts and skirts questionable of their real world wearability but who cares. This is futuristic fashion, it’s fun and it would seem our maidens won the war and is happy to see the light.
Images belong to Breakfast with Audrey courtesy of Sam Armstrong.