Felder Felder’s show this morning was for many, the first of London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2014. A few had schlepped over from Somerset House after J.JS Lee’s tailored show in the tent, but for the gaggle of journalists and buyers standing in Freemason’s Hall, the mood was decidedly freshman. And a little soggy, because no LFW day one would be complete with a dose of British precipitation.
It’s a theme we’re going to keep coming back to, me thinks.
Under the ornate ceiling of Freemasons’ Hall, the Felder Felder girl was striding out. Her frocks were mostly cut outs, chopped and changed with sheer details filling in the gaps. Naked shoulders and small of backs were most prominent, displaying to one and all (of those seated) exactly the soft spots for the coming season.
This Felder Felder girl has grown up, taking with her notes of furry autumn, earthy colours that, on this cold, miserable day, a few of the audience probably wished they had on. The show notes told of nature’s bright colours, extracted from a Gerhard Richter canvas; the mood was ambiguous, switching from charming to a little mysterious.
The now recognisable triangular cut out top surfaced on more than one occasion, no accident with the scissors but rather a fusion into fashion now. Top textures were mohair and organza, mingled together in that earthy palette that the Felder Felder girl will be taking on with her throughout the coming season.