In the unassuming, life loving Katie Eary, who’s joyous end of show appearances are almost as good as her shows, British fashion may just have found it’s very own answer to Gianni Versace. Eary is on point season after season, delivering collections of explosive colour that thrill even those of us who have a natural aversion to anything other than black. SS14 was no exception with Eary once again raising the bar for boys and girls who like it loud. Taking us to Miami (or Malibu, your choice but you get my drift), the designers collection was, glamorous, skate inspired clothing; a definite 70’s sexuality and flair to her womenswear designs, for the boys, 90’s references are more felt as with a nod to Carnaby mods in the tailoring and overcoats. All of it in technicolour blood reds (the cheetah print was a killer), fuschi pinks and inferno oranges; if anyone could ever pull off such a combinations in a collection, it’s Katie Eary.
Time and again Eary calls to mind in me the novels of Brett Easton Ellis, his characters would most definitely be wearing Katie Eary, her laid back yet effortlessly cool clothes that scream ” I got it, but I don’t give a …”. What more would you expect from a woman who actually places signed copies of the novels that have played part in inspiring her collection; in this case Irvine Welsh’s ‘Maribou Stork Nightmares’, in show giftbags. A well thought, intellectually executed collection from one of London’s most refreshing designers. Calling all Sunset Bitches and Beach Boys, Katie Eary SS14 is powerfully flamboyant, where men are men and women are women, neither afraid to flaunt what God gave them or indulge in a little bit of hypercolour peacockery.
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